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ICTA-UAB to host an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Drought and Adaptation in the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age (1300 – 1850 AD)

WATERMARKS – Interdisciplinary Workshop on Drought and Adaptation in the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age (1300 – 1850 AD) 

Understanding how societies of the past struggled to adapt to climate variability is critically needed to advance research about climate change adaptation today (Adamson et al. 2018). During the historical period known as the Little Ice Age not only average temperatures decreased but extreme weather events became more frequent (White 2014; White 2011; Oliva et al. 2018). This period constitutes an excellent opportunity for the joint work of researchers from the human and natural sciences interested in adaptation. In the Mediterranean, periods of drought marked how communities experienced the Little Ice Age. Recent research has shown how local communities combined different strategies to cope with drought, including infrastructural, institutional and symbolic responses which changed throughout time (Grau-Satorras et al. 2016; Grau-Satorras et al. 2018). 

At the crossroads between historical climatology and environmental history, the aim of this workshop is to further our understanding of the complex human impacts of climate variability in the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age, with special attention to adaptation to the study of drought. Building on the studies of drought reconstruction in Spain following rogation ceremonies (Barriendos 1997; Domínguez-Castro et al. 2012) and attending to the current state of the art on the study of past droughts with documentary data (Brázdil et al. 2018), the ambition of this workshop is to foster interdisciplinary communication. Transdisciplinary contributions that combine the work of historians, natural scientists and archaeologists (Izdebski et al. 2016) or researchers from other disciplines will be especially welcomed. The workshop will include three keynotes: Andrea Kiss (Vienna University of Technology), Mariano Barriendos (University of Barcelona) and Mar Grau Satorras (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). John McNeill (Georgetown University) will act as discussant. Aiming at the publication of some of the contributions received, we call for both methodologically sound and nuanced transdisciplinary historical works from a wide range of disciplines that engage with the following topics in the Mediterranean region:

1. Methodological approaches towards establishing instruments for classification that bring together historical records that can be used as proxy for climate reconstruction, with particular attention to drought, rainfall and temperature;   2. Long-term transdisciplinary studies that integrate multi-proxy analyses of historical climate change;
  3. In-depth studies of specific severe hydro-climatic episodes during the LIA in the Mediterranean, particularly drought and floods, with attention to the responses developed by local societies to cope with the consequences of such events and prevent future episodes;

4. Human dimensions of historical climate change during the Little Ice Age;

5. Community and institutional adaptation to drought, strategies to cope with disturbances and climate variability;

6. Watering the city: engineering, building and maintaining urban water supply infrastructure in the face of ice and drought;

7. Irrigation schemes: infrastructural projects for agricultural irrigation in the Mediterranean;

8. War and water: in-depth analyses of military campaigns conditioned by drought.

Interested participants should send their abstracts (300 words) and a short biography (100 words) with contact details to the workshop organiser Dr. Santiago Gorostiza ( by 14 June, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 1 July 2019. We ask participants to circulate a complete draft of their paper one month before workshop. 

The organisation of this workshop has received financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, through the “María de Maeztu” program for Units of Excellence (MDM-2015-0552). 

Important dates

April 2019: Call for papers published 

14 June 2019: Deadline for contributions abstracts (abstracts 300 words plus a short biography 100 words)

1 July 2019: Communication of acceptance of contributions

1 October 2019: Deadline for submitting full papers

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 October 2019: Workshop at ICTA-UAB.


Adamson, G.C.D., Hannaford, M.J. & Rohland, E.J., 2018. Re-thinking the present: The role of a historical focus in climate change adaptation research. Global Environmental Change, 48(August 2017), pp.195–205. 

Barriendos, M., 1997. Climatic variations in the Iberian Peninsula during the late Maunder minimum (AD 1675-1715): An analysis of data from rogation ceremonies. Holocene, 7(1), pp.105–111.

Brázdil, R. et al., 2018. Documentary data and the study of the past droughts: an overview of the state of the art worldwide. Climate of the Past Discussions, (2002), pp.1–67. 

Domínguez-Castro, F. et al., 2012. Assessing extreme droughts in Spain during 1750-1850 from rogation ceremonies. Climate of the Past, 8(2), pp.705–722.

Grau-Satorras, M. et al., 2016. Long-term community responses to droughts in the early modern period: the case study of Terrassa, Spain. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Available at:

Grau-Satorras, M. et al., 2018. Prudent peasantries: Multilevel adaptation to drought in early modern Spain (1600-1715). Environment and History. Available at:

Izdebski, A. et al., 2016. Realising consilience : How better communication between archaeologists , historians and natural scientists can transform the study of past climate change in the Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 136, pp.5–22. 

Oliva, M. et al., 2018. The Little Ice Age in Iberian mountains. Earth-Science Reviews, 177(October 2017), pp.175–208. 

White, S., 2011. The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire, Cambridge University Press.

White, S., 2014. The Real Little Ice Age. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XLIV(3), pp.327–352.

Conferencia: “Cuatro miradas al pasado y presente de la minería en España” 28 FEB 2018 Madrid

El día 28 de este mes de febrero se van a celebrar unas Jornadas en Madrid organizadas conjuntamente por el IGME y nuestros proyectos de investigación coordinados.

El objeto es presentar el nº 69 (2017) de la Revista de Historia Industrial, un monográfico que hemos dirigido con el título “Nuevas contribuciones a la historia de la minería contemporánea”.

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URSS and France event on Environmental History

Marie-Hélène Mandrillont, Laurent Coumel, Marc Elie, Alexis Vrignon y Alexandre Bikvov preparan para el día 20 de septiembre un evento muy intersante acerca del Ecologismo en la Unión Soviética y en Francia.
Más información en francés, aquí abajo

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ESEH 2017 Conference: Call for Papers

2017 Conference: Call for Papers

We encourage proposals that explore the general theme from various environmental history perspectives, such as:

  • Environment in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions
  • Environmental history of post-socialist countries of Eastern Europe
  • Environment shared among cultures: spatial and temporal dimension
  • Environmental history of borders and borderland areas
  • Environmental history of the Mediterranean
  • Urban environmental history
  • Forest history
  • Industrial and post-industrial environmental history
  • Production, consumption and waste: commodity chains in environmental history
  • Cultural values and economic interests: retrospective environmental analyses
  • Theories and methods in environmental history

The conference covers all periods and all areas of the globe. In keeping with a cherished tradition of the field, the conference is open to scholars from all disciplines and backgrounds. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students who will be offered a special reduced fee. The conference language is English; no submissions in other languages will be accepted. All proposals will be reviewed by a scientific committee.

All proposals should be submitted through our online submission system. The online submission system will open in July 2016. The deadline for submittals is 1 October 2016.

Questions about proposals should be directed to the Programme Committee chair through the email

*Note—due to a limited number of sessions, individual scholars can only submit in one category (paper, roundtable, or poster) though individuals can appear as chair (not commenter) of a second session. This is to ensure diversity and breadth of participation.

Proposals will be accepted in the following categories:

1. Sessions

Sessions will usually consist of three to five papers, not more than 20 minutes each. Other formats (debate panels, roundtables) are possible, but please note that all sessions will need to conclude after 120 minutes. Session proposals should include a session title, list of contributors and a chair, and individual paper titles; a session abstract of 200-300 words; three individual paper abstracts of 200-300 words. Session proposal may also include a commentator/discussant. Nevertheless, all sessions should include sufficient time for general discussion.

2. Individual papers

Contributors may also submit individual papers of max. 20 minutes, which will be combined into sessions of three to four papers in case of acceptance. However, scholars should take note that the scientific committee has a certain preference for session submissions, and that it cannot guarantee thematic coherence for the resulting sessions. Paper proposals are to consist of an abstract of 200-300 words.

3. Roundtables

Scholars can also propose 90-minute roundtables, which differ in form and goal from regular paper sessions. Roundtables are panels ranging from 3-6 people and a chair who speak to a common question or theme. Successful roundtables involve interaction between the panelists, the active involvement of the chair in shaping the conversation, and ample time for the audience to interact with the panel and pose questions

4. Posters

Poster proposals will include an abstract of 200-300 words and a one-page CV. Poster session will have a designated area for display, but a special time and venue will be given to all authors of posters to present their research in 2 minutes time per poster.

5. Experimental sessions

We welcome proposals for non-conventional sessions through which proponents wish to experimentwith creative formats. To submit a proposal for an experimental session, please provide a 300-400 word abstract, describing in details the activity. Please include in the proposal any special logistic request you might need.

In addition, conference participants are invited to submit items in two other categories: photographs and movies.


An exhibition of photographs taken by ESEH 2017 participants will be held during the conference. All participants are invited to send max. two of their photographs in digital format (max size 10 Mb, approximately 300 dpi) encapsulating one of the main themes of the conference listed in the conference statement session. A short description of each photograph (up to 100 words) should be provided also. The organizing committee will carefully select the best photographs and a special venue will be provided for the exhibition. Please send your photos to


All participants are invited to suggest a movie title (a documentary, a short feature, a regular TV movie, an interesting YouTube clip etc.) dealing with one or more topics of the conference, a movie they believe could be interesting to other participants and the wider audience. After selecting several titles, the organizers will contact its distributors and try to organize a “Green Movie Soirée” during the conference where a selection of movies will be displayed. We encourage film-makers to propose their movies for this event. Send suggestions to




18-19 febrero 2016

Deadline propuestas/absracts: 30 de septiembre 25 de octubre de 2015


El medio ambiente de los trabajadores (26 de junio 2013)… seguir via Skype

logos cmh ehess cnrsEl programa provisional de la jornada de investigacón (programa definitivo a partir del 15 de mayo): L’ENVIRONNEMENT DE TRAVAILLEURS AU XX SIÈCLE ya está configurado. Habrá debates sobre el mundo del trabajo y las cuestiones ambientales a lo largo del Siglo XX en Europa (Francia, Italia, España, Portugal, etc.), USA, Nigeria y otros países.
Presenciar las debates via Skype es posible (todavía no sabemos cómo, para más información escribir a los emails de la jornada o a pablo.hit AT g m a i l. com). La comunicación se realizará en francés y en inglés.
También pretendemos grabar la jornada para poder editar videos y podcast de audio a disposición de los lectores de este portal de RUEDHA.
Para cualquier cuestión no duden en contactarnos

La programación es la siguiente (PDF:Programme-Environnement-Travailleurs-26juin2013)

Journée d’étude, 26 juin 2013
L’environnement des travailleurs au XXe siècle.
Entre “environnement du travail” et “cadre de vie”:
quels terrains communs pour l’histoire environnementale et l’histoire du travail?
Lieu : EHESS, Salle des Lombards, 96 Boulevard Raspail à Paris
(Métro Saint-Placide ou Notre-Dame des Champs)
9h – Accueil des participants
Arrival of participants

9h20 – Présentation de la journée par les organisateurs
Introductory remarks

9h30 – Session 1
Santé, Travail, Environnement
Health, Work and Environment
Président de panel : à confirmer
« Le congrès d’hygiène des travailleurs et des ateliers (1904-1909).
L’amélioration de l’environnement de travail par l’étude du geste professionnel »
Marco Saraceno (Université Paris X Nanterre)
« Permanence du geste technique et de la pénibilité du travail dans un environnement
agressif. L’usine d’électrochimie des mines de Lens (1929-1972) »
Philippe Martin (Université de Nantes)
« La lutte ouvrière de Castellanza (Italie) pendant les années 1970 :
corps, santé et environnement »
Elena Davigo (Université Paris VII et Université de Bologne)
« Le risque cancérogène au travail : la difficile reconstitution des expositions passées.
Un éclairage à partir des personnes atteintes de cancer et engagées dans des démarches de
reconnaissance en maladie professionnelles en Seine-Saint-Denis »
Anne Marchand (Université d’Évry et Université de Provence)

Conférence / Keynote speaker
« Labor and the environment.
A transnational overview (19th – 20th centuries) »
Stefania Barca (Université de Coimbra)

13h45 – Session 2
Une histoire environnementale du travail dans les industries énergétiques ?
Toward an environmental history of the work in energetic industries ?
Présidée par Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud (CMH-EHESS)
« Coolies, Opium and Environment of Pain »
Steffen Rimner (Université Harvard)
« Entre sécurité au travail, sûreté nucléaire et exigences productives.
Sous-traitance nucléaire et mobilisations syndicales »
Marie-Aurore Ghis Malfilatre (EHESS)
« Le mouvement syndical français et les mutations énergétiques dans l’après-guerre »
Renaud Bécot (EHESS)
« Oil union and government dispute in Nigeria (1999-2007) »
Lucky Igohosa (French Institute for Research in Africa)

16h – Session 3
Le travail et la définition des politiques de l’environnement, années 1968
Work and the definition of environmental policies during the Sixties and Seventies
Président de panel : à confirmer
« Les modes d’intervention des travailleurs
dans la gestion environnementale des entreprises, années 1970 »
Catherine Bonne (Université Paris Dauphine)
« Le rôle des syndicats clandestins espagnols dans les conflits environnementaux
sous le franquisme (Aragon, 1969-1979) »
Pablo Corral Broto (EHESS)
« Les travailleurs scientifiques et la conférence de Stockholm
sur l’environnement humain (1968-1972) »
Enora Javaudin (Université Paris X Nanterre)
« ”Un urbanisme au service de l’homme”. Logement, cadre de vie et environnement
dans les réseaux communistes, années 1960 et 1970 »
Sébastien Jolis (Centre d’histoire sociale – Paris I)
Journée organisée par Renaud Bécot et Pablo Corral Broto (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS)

Informations : environmenttravail2013 [AT/Arrobase] et renaudbecot [AT/Arrobase]


Cette journée se déroule avec le soutien de l’École Doctorale de l’EHESS, du Centre Maurice
Halbwachs et du Réseau Universitraire de Chercheurs en Histoire Environnementale (RUCHE).

CFP Workers’ Environment / l’Environnement des Travailleurs / El medio ambiente de los trabajadores JUNE 2013 – CFP April 2013

El Medio Ambiente de los trabadores. Jornada de estudios de doctorandos e investigadores en Historia Ambiental sobre el mundo del trabajo.

Lugar EHESS (Paris).

Fecha límite de envío de comunicaciones: 14 de abril de 2013 ( et

Texto en francés JE-Appel-communication.

Appel à communications :
L’environnement des travailleurs au XXe siècle
Entre « environnement du travail » et « cadre de vie » :
Quels terrains communs pour l’histoire environnementale et l’histoire du travail ?
EHESS, 96 Bd Raspail, Paris – Mardi 26 Juin 2013 (ATENCION MODIFICACION !!)
Date limite de dépôt des communications : 10 avril 2013 (ATENCION MODIFICACION !!)

Conditions de soumission
Date limite de dépôt des propositions de communications, 10 avril 2013.
Les propositions de communications (en français ou en anglais) devront comporter un titre, un
résumé (environ 1500 signes), et seront accompagnées d’un court curriculum-vitae.
Les propositions seront envoyées à l’adresse :
Les confirmations auront lieu avant le 5 mai, le programme définitif sera diffusé le 15 mai.


Renaud Bécot (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS)

Pablo Corral Broto (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS)

Pour plus d’informations sur cet appel à communications, veuillez contacter : et

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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.

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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.

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)