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

New free access book ! Conflitos Ambientais na Indústria Mineira e Metalúrgica: o passado e o presente (En-Sp-Pt)

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to inform you that the book Environmental Conflicts in the Mining and Metallurgical industry: past and present (in Portuguese and Spanish) recently published by CETEM (the Brazilian Research Center for Mineral Technology, of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation – MCT, Brazil) in partnership with CICP (the Research Unit for Political Science, Portugal) is now available for download in open access in the CETEM portal here. Reprints of the chapters in PDF (except Introduction and Conclusion) can be also downloaded separately in the page of this publication here.

book mines

Our thanks to all the colleagues that had collaborated in this project.

We remind that in May of previous year took place in Évora the International Symposium Environmental Conflicts and Business Strategies in Industries and Mining Metallurgic, Ages 18-20. The booklet of abstracts of communications presented at the time can still be downloaded in the website of this meeting (here).

Best regards,

Paul E. Guimaraes

Juan Diego Perez

Spanish, Portuguese following messages



Estimados colegas,

Es un placer informaros de que el libro Environmental Conflicts in the Mining and Metallurgical industry: past and present (en portugués y español) recientemente publicado por el CETEM (Centro de Tecnología Minera, del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación de Brasil) en partenariado con el CICP (Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Política, Universidad de Evora, Portugal) está disponible en acceso abierto en el portal del CETEM, aquí. PDFs de los capítulos del libro (excepto la Introducción y la Conclusión) puede también bajarse separadamente en la misma página web. Queremos expresar nuestro agradecimiento a todos los colegas que han colaborado en este proyecto.

Se recuerda también que en mayo de 2015 tuvo lugar en la Universidad de Evora del que proceden esos textos. El libro de actas también puede ser bajado en el website del Symposium.

Saludos cordiales,

Paulo E. Guimarães

Juan Diego Perez



Caros colegas,

O livro Conflitos Ambientais na Indústria Mineira e Metalúrgica: o passado e o presente recentemente editado por mim e por Juan Diego Perez da Universidade do Huelva e publicado pelo CETEM em parceria com o CICP encontra-se agora disponível para descarga em livre acesso no portal do Centro de Tecnologia Mineral do Ministério (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação – MCT, Brasil) na sua página de publicações aqui.

As separatas dos capítulos (com exceção da Introdução e da Conclusão) podem ser descarregados na página desta publicação aqui.

Os nossos agradecimentos a todos que colaboraram neste projeto.

Recordamos que em Maio do ano transato decorreu em Évora o Simpósio Internacional Conflitos Ambientais e Estratégias Empresariais nas Indústrias Mineiras e Metalúrgicas, Séculos 18-20, podendo o livro de resumos das comunicações apresentadas na ocasião ser descarregado também a partir do sítio web do encontro.

Com os nossos melhores cumprimentos,

Paulo E. Guimarães

Juan Diego Perez

Environmental Conflicts in Mining and Metallurgical Industry: the Past and the Present

Dear colleagues,

The booklet of abstracts (in English) of our book Environmental Conflicts in Mining and Metallurgical Industry: the Past and the Present published by CETEM (Center of Mineral Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and CICP – Research Unit for Political Science (Portugal) can be downloaded here in PDF format (2 Mb). The book, written in Portuguese and Spanish, shall be available soon on paper and also in open access (digital format) in CETEM website.

The members of this list can request one free copy of the book to CICP office ( or to our email (

Best regards,

Paulo Guimarães

Juan Diego Peres

Centro Mineria Portugal


Marixa Lasso: ¿Por qué y para quién escribimos los historiadores?

Cultura 29 Mayo 2016 – 9:00 pm

En esta época en que se exige rapidez en la información y formatos cada vez más fáciles de consumir, los historiadores se debaten entre escribir para un público totalmente académico o disminuir la brecha entre la historia y las personas del común.

Por: Marixa Lasso

Hace poco un respetado colega me preguntó: ¿por qué estás escribiendo un libro, si con el esfuerzo que lleva escribir un libro puedes escribir cuatro artículos en revistas especializadas para académicos que te dan tres o cuatro veces más puntaje académico y salarial? Mi respuesta ilusa fue: porque este libro, mi segundo, es lo más importante que he escrito; escribir este libro sobre la construcción del canal de Panamá desde la perspectiva panameña es mi sueño como historiadora.

Expo (virtual): Una historia del agua en la Bogotá del siglo XX

Ya está online la versión en español de la exposición virtual “Las corrientes de la ciudad: Una historia del agua en la Bogotá del siglo XX”, que publicamos en inglés el año pasado en el portal Environment and Society, una de las iniciativas del Rachel Carson Center. Esta es una contribución de la Línea de investigación Historia Ambiental a la comprensión de la complejidad urbana, ambiental e histórica de Bogotá.


‘Protesta y Ciudadanía’ : An Environmental History of Citizenship in Franco’ Spain (ISBN: 978-84-92582-90-7)


Pablo Corral’s book Protesta y Ciudadanía. Conflictos ambientales durante el franquismo en Zaragoza (1939-1979) (REA, 2015) [Protest and Citizenship. Environmental conflicts during Franco’s regime in Saragossa (1939-1979)] explains how authoritarian Franco’s policies were regarding the environment and how authoritarian or democratic Franco’s subjects were. Corral offers a new account of environmental inequalities and cultures of postwar world-systems and right-wing dictatorships, by showing how residents of Saragossa’s urban peripheries suffered and linked similar patterns of marginalization as those faced in rural and mountainous villages. He also demonstrates that working class districts and clandestine democratic unions and parties re-invented people’s environmental rights against an intra.occidental and self-conscious environmental coloniality.
Here belows the Spanish presentation of the editor. This edition is a  common good, the author and the editors are supported by public or self-government systems, if you wish to received a protected pdf copy [in Spanish] because you cannot buy it, or you live far away from Europe, please contact the author [pablo.hist (at)] or the editor telling them the reasons. Academic solidarity vs capitalist culture is welcomed and appreciated here.

Seguir leyendo ‘Protesta y Ciudadanía’ : An Environmental History of Citizenship in Franco’ Spain (ISBN: 978-84-92582-90-7)

CfP «Crossing Borders: Connecting Edges of Environmental History» (Es/Pt/En/Fr) dl 31st May

Call for papers: Journal CEM/Culture, Space and Memory, 7 – 2016 «Crossing Borders: Connecting Edges of Environmental History»

The CITCEM – Transdisciplinary Research Centre «Culture, Space and Memory» invites researchers to submit papers to be published in its Journal CEM / Cultura, Espaço e Memória 7 – 2016, on the theme Crossing Borders: Connecting Edges of Environmental History (see attached details).

Seguir leyendo CfP «Crossing Borders: Connecting Edges of Environmental History» (Es/Pt/En/Fr) dl 31st May

Portuguese portail on Environmental History (NUEVO !!!)

REPORT(H)A is a Portuguese network dedicated to Environmental History.

Un nuevo portal portugués en Historia Ambiental ha sido creado por nuestros colegas portugueses. Desde 2011, cuando todavía la ESEH tenía una representación “ibérica” de historiadoras ambientales, mezclando España y Portugal en una misma unión, las y los colegas portugueses han avanzado a grandes pasos.

Guimaraes fue la sede del congreso mundial de Historia Ambiental en 2014 y ahora han creado esea hermoso y bien realizado portal web.

Seguir leyendo Portuguese portail on Environmental History (NUEVO !!!)

A new free access, online and translated volume of Ambiente e Sociedade

Una revista brasileña dedicada a la historia ambiental, cuyos artículos están todos traducidos al inglés y al español, son gratuitos y están disponibles online os espera.

Destacamos su verdadera apuesta por el conocimiento transnacional y abierto. Seguir leyendo A new free access, online and translated volume of Ambiente e Sociedade

Program of II Ruedha’s Workshop (17-18 Feb. 2016, Granada, Spain)


Estimadas amigas:

Os enviamos por este correo el programa final del encuentro junto al cartel de difusión del mismo que estará a la entrada de la Casa Molino Angel Ganivet el día del encuentro.

Gracias por vuestra espera y paciencia en los complejos tiempos de organización de eventos de este tipo.

Por otro lado, desde la organización os comunicamos que vamos a invitaros la comida de los dos días para todos los participantes en la Cafeteria de la Escuela de Arquitectura, a 5 minutos de la Casa Molino. Será una invitación modesta pero nos permitirá conocernos mas a todos los participantes y compartir algo más de tiempo no agobiados por las sesiones.

Os pedimos que antes del viernes nos comuniqueis a este correo si vais a estas en los dos días de almuerzo o no, por meras cuestiones operativas.
De igual manera os facilitaremos a la llegada el correspondiente certificado de participación tanto por necesidades académicas como financieras.

Saludos Cordiales y para cualquier cuestión, por aquí estamos.

A los compañeros de Portugal os facilitaremos contacto desde el aeropuerto para traslado a Granada según nos habeis indicado en correos anteriores. Si alguien más lo necesita haremos también lo posible por evitaros el traslado del aeropuerto hasta la ciudad en taxi, nada barato por cierto.

Antonio Ortega

Antonio Ortega Santos
Profesor Titular/Secretario Departamento
Departamento Historia Contemporánea
Facultad Filosofía y Letras
Campus de Cartuja S/n 18071
Universidad de Granada

Investigador Responsable HUM-952: Red de Estudios sobe Sostenibilidad, Patrimonio, Participación, Paisaje y Territorio
Coordinador Red Saberes Instituyentes (UGR-Universidad Veracruzana-Universidad Querétaro-Universidad Autónoma Baja California Sur-UNICAUCA-IIES/UNAM-Suny Old Westbury New York)


Postdoctoral fellowship on Environmental History (Fr/En) in EHESS/CRH & IRD/MNHN 1 year


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Le Projet ANR GOVENPRO, « L’histoire du gouvernement de l’environnement par la propriété (fin XVIIIe siècle-présent, Europe, États-Unis, mondes coloniaux et post-coloniaux) », lance un appel à candidature pour :


Une bourse postdoctorale de 12 mois, basée à Paris, pour la période allant du 1er octobre 2016 au 30 septembre 2017

Seguir leyendo Postdoctoral fellowship on Environmental History (Fr/En) in EHESS/CRH & IRD/MNHN 1 year




18-19 febrero 2016

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


Programa y cartel del International Symposium “Environmental Conflicts and Business Strategies in Mining and Metallurgical Industries, 18th-20th centuries” (Evora, 21-22 May, 2015)




Estimados colegas:

Envío en archivo adjunto el Programa y el Cartel del International Symposium “Environmental Conflicts and Business Strategies in Mining and Metallurgical Industries, 18th-20th centuries” (Evora, 21-22 May, 2015). Se puede encontrar más información sobre este Simposio en la página web oficial o en el email Saludos cordiales

Postdoctoral researcher in analysis of social metabolism, dl May 15 , 2015 (energy and nutrient balances) of farm systems and its impact on the ecological functioning of cultural landscapes in historical perspective

Postdoc application here conen:

More info and contact:

Enric Tello
Co-researcher of the project on Sustainable Farm Systems funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Universitat de Barcelona
Department of Economic History and Institutions Office 2405
Faculty of Economics and Business
Diagonal Avenue 690,
08034 Barcelona (Spain)
+34 93 4021047

Sección española de la Sociedad Europea de Historia Ambiental / Secção espanhola da Sociedade Européia de História Ambiental