Archivo de la categoría: Congresos, seminarios…

“Time in Environment and Environmental History” free in Estonia (KAJAK). Deadline 25 January

The Estonian Center for Environmental History, KAJAK, invites interested graduate students to apply for a seminar in connection with the conference “Time in Environment and Environmental History.” Participation in the course is free of charge for successful applications, accommodation and travel costs will be covered by the organizers, and up to 4 ECTS points will be awarded for participating in this seminar. Successful candidates are expected to participate in the conference from 25-26 March in Tallinn, the seminar will be held directly afterwards; they will also be asked to do some preparatory reading. Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation (ca. 100 words) to by 25 January. The event is supported by the European Union through the European Social Fund (Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts), the Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU Munich. For further information please see the website at

ESEH Newletter No. 4

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Members of the ESEH:

In the hope that you are all having an enjoyable summer, I am writing to you today first and foremost because I just received the password for access to our journal Environment and History.

We are very grateful to Whitehorse Press for providing all ESEH members free access to recent and current issues of Environment and History.

I’d like to use this opportunity to remind you that ESEH members receive multiple benefits besides electronic access to the journal, including:

  • a greatly reduced rate for hardcopy subscriptions  of Environment and History
  • a huge discount for the registration at ESEH’s biannual conferences (savings of 50 to 150 euros for the 2013 ESEH conference in Munich)
  • the opportunity to write and publish entries for the Arcadia Project (
  • an opportunity to apply for participation in ESEH summer schools

ESEH membership fees are very low—20 euros per year for those who make more than 1000 euros per month, and 10 euros per year for those who earn less than 1000 euros. Please make sure that you have paid your membership fee. Our treasurer and secretary are happy to send you a receipt. Since the ESEH is a nonprofit operation your fee or your (much appreciated) donation to the society will be tax-deductible for many of you. You may also choose to pay for more than one year at a time, e.g. for past or upcoming years.

Secondly I would like to report that the ESEH summer school in Flaran, France, which focused on rural versus environmental history, was a big success. Ten candidates (3 recent postdocs and 7 doctoral students) from different countries were selected by a committee that consisted of Dolly Jørgensen, Emmanuel Huertas, and Marguerite Ronin. Lecturers from France, Canada and the United States served as mentors.

For the upcoming ESEH summer school in St. Petersburg 16 applicants were selected by ESEH Vice President Julia Lajus and by the members of the ESEH summer school committee (Dolly Jørgensen, András Vadas, and Marguerite Ronin). The participants include students from Canada, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More information on both of these summer schools will be posted on the ESEH website.

Thirdly, thanks to an initiative of Marcus Hall and Patrick Kupper (both at the University of Zurich, Switzerland) we are already planning another ESEH  summer school that will take place in the Bavarian Alps of Germany in August 2013, just a few days before the ESEH biannual conference starts in Munich.

Fourth, we are excited about the upcoming ESEH conference in Munich on “Circulating Natures: Water—Food—Energy.” The conference will feature excursions, receptions, and a banquet (all included in the conference fee), as well as a book fair and a silent book auction (the proceeds of which will go to the ESEH), a keynote by a public intellectual, a lunchtime World Food Café, and a workshop for younger scholars that will help them develop their writing and presentation skills. Watch for more information about the conference in future newsletters and in the ESEH Notepad. You can also learn about the conference at, where you will find instructions for submitting a proposal for a paper or a panel (deadline October 15, 2012).

Fifth, since our society is now well over 10 years old, the ESEH board has decided to collect images that illustrate the society’s history. If you have photos of past ESEH events—conferences, workshops, board meetings or summer schools—please send them to ESEH secretary Phia Steyn ( and to our webmaster Wilko von Hardenberg ( We are hoping to exhibit the photos in a password-protected zone of the ESEH website and also to present them at the ESEH conference in  2013.

Finally, you might want to check out the society’s website,, which contains new information on the different ESEH regions and (as of August 25) an overview of recent book publications by ESEH members.

With best regards,

Christof Mauch, President, ESEH

II Edición del virtual «Place and Placelessness workshop»… ¡apuntate a las discusiones o envía tu paper!

The call for papers and projects for this year’s Place and Placelessness
workshop has been extended until September 18th, 2012. A short description
of this year’s event can be found below, and visit the workshop website at for further details.

Seguir leyendo II Edición del virtual «Place and Placelessness workshop»… ¡apuntate a las discusiones o envía tu paper!

Las nuevas especializaciones de la historia económica de Andalucía: la historia medioambiental

El próximo día 14 de junio, a las 9,30 horas, el profesor J. D. Pérez, de la Universidad de Huelva, dictará una ponencia titulada “Las nuevas especializaciones de la historia económica de Andalucía: la historia medioambiental” , enmarcada dentro de las actividades programadas en “I Seminario de investigación en Historia Económica de Andalucía. Balance y nuevas investigaciones” que se celebrará en Facultad de CC.EE. y Empresariales de la Universidad de Sevilla entre los días 12 y 14 de junio de 2012 

Pulsar este enlace para descargar el programa completo

2 Summers Schools in Environmental History in Europe (deadline 15 and 28 may)

Las dos propuestas 1) San Petersburgo (Rusia; centrada en época moderna y contemporánea urbana) y 2) Flaran (Sur de Francia; centrada en épocas medieval y moderna y rural) acaban el 15 y el 20 de mayo respectivamente y son realmente baratas. Información adicional sigue aquí:

Seguir leyendo 2 Summers Schools in Environmental History in Europe (deadline 15 and 28 may)

6th Symposium of the Latin American and Caribbean Society for Environmental History program and 2 grants

I am pleased to announce that the 2nd issue of the Bulletin of the 6th
Symposium of the Latin American and Caribbean Society for Environmental
History – SOLCHA, to be held in June 6-8, 2012 in Villa de Leyva
(Colombia), is now on line:
It features an update about the 6th Symposium, a Spanish translation of an
article by Jane Carruthers, a note about the Mexican Network of
Environmental History, and a call for contributions to the journal HALAC.

Thank you for circulating this piece of information. To keep you updated
with news from the 6th Sumposium, please go to and


Gracias a la generosidad de solcheros anónimos, SOLCHA se complace en anunciar que se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para 2 becas de US$ 250 cada una, para estudiantes de posgrado cuya ponencia o poster haya sido aceptado para ser presentado en el VI Simposio de la Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental (Villa de Leyva 6-8 de junio de 2012). Los criterios de evaluación incluyen: pertinencia y originalidad de la propuesta, baja representatividad en los simposios SOLCHA del país de proveniencia del/la candidato/a y/o de su caso de estudio.


Enviar antes del 10 de abril una carta de max. 1 página postulando su candidatura, junto con su hoja de vida resumida, y el resumen aprobado de la ponencia o poster a los correos:, y .


Las becas serán anunciadas antes del 22 de abril y entregadas en efectivo a los ganadores en una sesión plenaria el primer día del Simposio.


Las propuestas serán evaluadas por:

Dr. John Soluri, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Adrián Gustavo Zarrilli, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes

best regards,
Stefania Gallini
Profesora asociada
Departamento de Historia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Comité organizador VI Simposio SOLCHA

International workshop of Lusophone Environmental History 30-31 March 2012

Encontro Internacional
Encontro Internacional de História Ambiental Lusófona
30 e 31 de março de 2012, 09h00, CES-Coimbra e Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra

Program available online at:

30 de março | CES-Coimbra, Sala 1
9h00-9h30 | Abertura do encontro: Stefania Barca (CES/UC)

9h30-11h00 | Sessão 1: “Portugal: recursos da terra e do mar

• Nicole F. Devy-Vareta (Universidade do Porto), “Percursos na geo-história da floresta em Portugal”

• Inês Amorim (Universidade do Porto), “A sustentabilidade dos recursos piscatórios portugueses na 2ª metade do século XIX: ‘the first five’”

• Margarida Sobral Neto (Universidade de Coimbra), “Propriedade e usos comunitários e sustentabilidade das economias camponesas (olhares historiográficos)”

• Maria Cristina Joanaz de Melo (Universidade Nova, Lisboa / Sheffield Hallam University), “A fácil questão sobre comuns e baldios: não lhes tocar”

• Cibele Dias da Silveira (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), “A pesca artesanal nos Açores/Portugal e na Ilha de Florianópolis/Brasil: o percurso das dinâmicas territoriais e sociais para uma gestão das zonas costeiras”

• Sofia Henriques (Universidade de Lund), “Energia e recursos naturais na industrialização portuguesa”

Moderador: Jason W. Moore (Universidade de Umea / Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University)
11h00-11h30 | Pausa
11h30-13h00 | Sessão 2: “África: descobrimento/destruição

• Ana Cristina Roque (Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisboa), “Para uma outra leitura da história da expansão e dos descobrimentos portugueses: A costa sul oriental de África e o conhecimento da natureza no século XVI”

• Cristina Brito (Centro de História de Além-Mar, Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Escola de Mar), “Baleias, golfinhos e outros peixes no Atlântico Sudeste: Fontes e dados para o estudo da biodiversidade histórica de cetáceos no Golfo da Guiné”

• Rozenn Diallo (Science Po, Bordeaux), “Conservation, international aid and state power. Case studies from Mozambique”

• Phia Steyn (University of Stirling), “Exporting environmental destruction: the environmental impact of  South African Defence Force activities in Angola and Mozambique, 1975-1989”

Moderador: Yussuf Adams (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo)
13h00-14h30 | Almoço vegetariano no Jardim Botânico de Coimbra (organizado pela associação Transição e Permacultura de Coimbra)
14h30- 16h30 | Sessão 3: “Brasil: agricultura e florestas

• Marco Armiero (Universidad Autonoma, Barcelona), “For an environmental history of mass migration. A comparative perspective on Italian agriculture in Brasil and the US West”

• Xenia Wilkinson (Georgetown University), “Extracting Strategic Materials from the Amazon: Brazil’s ‘Rubber Soldiers’ during World War II”

• Ana Blaser, “O manejar Mebêngôkre: um panorama histórico dos usos e recursos territoriais da Terra Indígena Trincheira do Bacajá (PA)”

• Jó Klanovicz (Unicentro), “O Brasil eternamente agrícola: uma leitura de História Ambiental”

• Eunice Nodari (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), “Unidades de Conservação Permanente como solução para preservação? Floresta com Araucárias em Santa Catarina”

• Samira Peruchi Moretto (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), “’Plantar para manter’: a domesticação da goiabeira-serrana no Sul do Brasil”

• Haruf Espindola (Universidade Vale do Rio Doce), “Expansão do Capital e Apropriação das Terras Florestais no Processo de Industrialização do Brasil (1891-1960)”

Moderador: José Augusto Pádua (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro)
16h30-17h00 | Pausa
17h00-18h30 | Sessão 4: “Brasil: cidades e rios

• Renata Marson Andrade (Universidade Católica, Brasília), “A terceia margem do Rio São Francisco: Cultura, Natureza e Poder no nordeste brasileiro”

• Janes Jorge (Universidade Federal de São Paulo), “O rio que a cidade perdeu. O Tietê e São Paulo, 1890-1940”

• Gilmar Arruda (Universidade Estadual de Londrina), “Águas da discórdia: o rio Tibagi e o abastecimento de água potável na cidade de Londrina -1970-1991”

• Marcos Aurélio Espíndola (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), “Situação Pós-Desastre de 2008 no Complexo do Morro do Baú, Ilhota – Vale do Itajaí: A (Re)Produção Social do Risco”

Alexandra Martins Silva (CES), “Informação, Pesquisa e Assessoria: a importância do Observatório Sócio-Ambiental de Barragens no Brasil”.

Moderadora: Stefania Barca (CES/UC)

31 de março | FEUC, sala Keynes
9h00-9h45 | Jason W. Moore (Umea University and Fernand Braudel Center), “Sugar and the Conquest of Nature in the Portuguese Atlantic, 1450-1750”

9h45-10h00 | Debate

10h00-10h45 | Yussuf Adam (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo), “As florestas de Cabo Delgado em perspetiva histórica”

10h45-11h00 | Debate

11h00-11h30 | Pausa

11h30-12h15 | José Augusto Pádua (UFRJ), “Ambiente e política na Amazónia colonial e pós-colonial”

12h15-12h30 | Debate

12h30-12h45 | Encerramento

13h00-14h30 | Almoço no Bar da Faculdade de Economia


18h00 | Sessão de cinema histórico ambiental sobre África com projeção dos filmes: “Missão académica a Angola” (1929) de Máximino Correia e “Voyage en Angola” (1929) de Marcel Borle. Comentários de Maria Paula Meneses (CES/UC) e de Joana Pímentel (Cinemateca Portuguesa) seguido de debate.

História Ambiental e Migrações (setembro de 2012, Brasil)

Prezado(a)s colegas,
Informamos que se encontra disponível a página do 2 Simpósio Internacional de História Ambiental e Migrações, que será realizado nos dias 17, 18 e 19 de setembro de 2012, em Florianópolis, nas dependências da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Desde já agradecemos a divulgação entre seus estudantes e colegas. Favor atentar para os prazos para inscrições de trabalho, etc.
Com os melhores cumprimentos,
Sílvio M. de S. Correa
Prof. Dr. Sílvio Marcus de Souza Correa
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
Departamento de História - PPGH
88.040-970 - Campus Universitário
Florianópolis (Santa Catarina) Brasil
Ely Bergo de Carvalho
Departamento de História – FAFICH
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG
Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627. CEP 31-270-901
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Fone: (31)2551-5076 e (31)9813-5053

International Conference on Environmental History about climate conditions… Lisboa, 5th May 2012

Responses to climate and weather conditions throughout History

5th May 2012

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas,

Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Aiming to go beyond concerns with recent and forthcoming changes in climate conditions which have dominate research in environmental studies, but without excluding them, this conference adopts a long term perspective on living beings adjustment to nature.  Although framed by Environmental History the conference also assumes an holistic vision, establishing a dialogue with other fields of knowledge not only within the Humanities, but also the natural sciences, as Ecology and Biogeography.

Within this interdisciplinary approach, participants will reflect upon responses to weather and climate, as well as upon their consequences over ecological, economic, social and cultural contexts.

The program is organized around four topics: Erosion and population; Imagined landscapes; Space and climate; Human responses to weather – building and praying.

The closing conference addresses the responses to climate change in the XXI century.






التاريخ البيئي II Spanish Environmental History Workshop, Granada, 19th and 20th April 2012

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming workshop entitled “II Spanish Environmental History Workshop”, organised by the Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios and University of Granada.

The workshop will take place on 19th to 20th April in Granada (Spain), at the Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios (calle San Jerónimo 17, Granada, Spain).

The programme will consist of one methodological workshop (Thursday 19), a discussion about current research groups (Thursday 19), and 8 papers (Friday 20) covering the following topics:

  •     Authoritarian regimes and environment
  •     Colonial history
  •     Agricultural history and technology in South Europe and Latin America
  •     Indigenous people and environmental perceptions
  •     Social metabolism

Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud will be the keynote speaker in the afternoon on Thursday.

The discussion about the Spanish Network of Environmental History will be held in the morning between 12.45 and 14.00 on Friday 20.

The programme of the workshop can be downloaded from PROGRAMA DEFINITIVO SEMINARIO HISTORIA AMBIENTAL [last version]

Accomodation will be at Hotel Reina Cristina (calle Tablas 4, 18002) and the conference will be held in Fundacion Euroarabe de Altos estudios (calle San Jeronimo 27, 18001) .


Antonio ORTEGA



Organizing Committee


Estimad@s amig@s

Desde el equipo de trabajo sobre Historia Ambiental del Departamento de
Historia  Contemporánea de la Universidad de Granada, queremos compartir
con los miembros de la Asociación la información relativa al próximo II
Workshop-Seminario de Historia Ambiental a celebrar en Abril 2012 en
Granada (sede Fundación Euroarabe de Altos Estudios).

Nuestro objetivo es triple: compartir los resultados de los diferentes
equipos de investigación en este campo del ámbito español; dar voz a
los jóvenes investigadores que están incursionándose en este escenario
de trabajo con nuevas aportaciones, y por ultimo, constituir de forma más
consolidada la Red Española de Historia Ambiental ligándola a las otras
secciones nacionales que dentro de la SOLCHA (Sociedad Latinoamericana y
Caribeña de Historia Ambiental) y la ESEH (European Society for
Environmental History) se están configurando en los últimos tiempos.

Saludos Cordiales
Para más información
Antonio Ortega Santos (Comité Organizador)
Profesor Titular
Departamento de Historia Contemporanea
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad de Granada

Call for Papers: Taller virtual: “Nuevas perspectivas para una historia ambiental on-line, libre y gratuita”

Estimadas  y estimados Colegas:


Les invitamos a participar del Taller virtual: “Nuevas perspectivas para una historia ambiental on-line, libre y gratuita”, dentro del VI Simposio de la Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental SOLCHA, que se realizará 6, 7 y 8 de Junio de 2012 Villa de Leyva- Colombia


Los Interesados e interesadas por favor enviar perfil profesional (hasta 2.500 caracteres) y resumen de la ponencia o intención de esta (500-700 palabras o 3.500 caracteres) en español, inglés o portugués, a Julián Osorio ( y a Pablo Corral ( a más tardar el 11 de diciembre de 2011.


A continuación les dejamos un resumen y perfil del taller Virtual. Agradecemos la difusión que puedan hacer de este taller virtual novedoso.


Pablo Corral

Spain & Portugal Regional Representative of the European Society for Environmental History



Convocatoria para la mesa-taller virtual:

“Nuevas perspectivas para una historia ambiental on-line, libre y gratuita”

VI Simposio de la Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental SOLCHA

6 , 7 y 8 de Junio de 2012 Villa de Leyva- Colombia


Bradley Skopyk, UNAM (Mexico)
Julián Osorio, Fundación Niguatero (Colombia)
Pablo Corral Broto, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Francia)-Universidad de Granada (España)

Recientemente, la asociación canadiense NICHE realizó el Congreso Virtual Place and Placelessness (A virtual environmental history Workshop for graduate students). Este taller utilizó la plataforma de Skype para comunicar resultados de investigaciones en curso de historia ambiental. La dificultad de costearse viajes e inscripciones, las desiguales condiciones sociales de investigación, la enorme cantidad de recursos que Internet pone a nuestra disposición y la necesidad de concebir formas más sostenibles de comunicación científica se convirtieron en el leitmotiv de esta experiencia. Estos mismos motivos nos llevan a impulsar una actividad virtual dentro del marco del VI Simposio de SOLCHA en 2012.
La metodología de la mesa-taller consistiría en utilizar como medio de comunicación las herramientas que empresas como Spype o Google ponen a nuestra disposición. Respecto a los contenidos a tratar, los organizadores sugerimos a la organización la posibilidad de realizar dos sesiones sucesivas, una destinada a temas variados de investigaciones en curso y una sobre la reflexión en torno al fenómeno mismo:

Sesión 1. Temas libres destinados a estudiantes graduados que no puedan asistir al Simposio.

Sesión 2. Contenidos digitales y recursos compartidos en el desarrollo de la historia ambiental.

Algunos temas de esta sesión 2:

– Comunidades virtuales de historia ambiental

– Publicaciones on-line

– Archivos digitales para el desarrollo de la historia ambiental

– Proyectos de contenidos digitales en historia ambiental

– Creación de recursos compartidos para historiadores ambientales

– Sofware libre e historia ambienal

– Open access journals e historia ambiental

– Historia ambiental en contextos de crisis económica

– Materiales virtuales y educación superior

– Otros
Procedimiento de las sesiones de la mesa-taller:

La mesa-taller se desarrollará de forma paralela a las sesiones del simposio de forma virtual y sin coste alguno a lo largo de un día como máximo.
La organización fijará la fecha adecuada, pudiendo desarrollarse una semana antes del simposio físico y real o durante la celebración del mismo. De manera que todos los asistentes que lo deseen puedan escuchar las comunicaciones. Si la localidad del congreso no dispone de medios técnicos necesarios para que esto sea posible, la mesa taller podrá desarrollarse antes del simposio.
Las comunicaciones y los recursos virtuales asociados se alojarán en un blog creado al efecto y en la página oficial. Estas comunicaciones estarán accesibles a todas y todos los participantes del simposio.
Las conclusiones se enviarán a los organizadores del simposio en el plazo de una semana tras la finalización del mismo para que las puedan incluirse en la página web, en las conclusiones del simposio o en eventuales publicaciones.
La presentación de comunicaciones, debido a la gratuidad de este evento piloto, no conlleva diploma de participación. Sin embargo, animamos a participar en este taller debido a que se trata de una forma nueva y muy rica de hacer ciencia.

Requisitos de los participantes:
– Disponer de una conexión de Internet estable.
– Disponer de auriculares y micrófono.
– Estar conectado de acuerdo con el huso horario correspondiente.
– Enviar los contenidos de su comunicación en formatos lo más sencillos posibles y capaces de ser colgados en Internet antes del 1 de mayo de 2012.

Interesados e interesadas por favor enviar perfil profesional (hasta 2.500 caracteres) y resumen de la ponencia (500-700 palabras o 3.500 caracteres) en español, inglés o portugués, a Julián Osorio ( y a Pablo Corral ( a más tardar el 11 de diciembre de 2011.

Environmental history in lusophone countries (March 2012)

I am putting together a workshop on Environmental History in
Lusophone countries (Portugal, Brasil, Mozambique, Angola, Guiné
Bissau, Timor Leste, São Tomé and Príncipe), to be held in Coimbra
(PT) in the last week of  March 2012, hopefully with support from the
Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. I would appreciate
any suggestions on possible  speakers and/or prospective participants.
Graduate students in  advanced stages of their dissertations are
particularly welcome. The  workshop will be in Portuguese and English,
and we plan to publish the proceedings shortly after. Anyone
interested in participating, or willing to help, may contact me at:

Stefania Barca

Stefania Barca
Centro de Estudos Sociais
Universidade de Coimbra
Colégio S. Jerónimo
Largo D. Dinis
3001-401 Coimbra, PT
00351 239 855595

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)