For its 10th anniversary, le RUCHE
(French branch of the ESEH) invites all the researchers who work on the environment
to reflect on their methods and practices


Writing Environmental History in the 21st century:

Sources, Methods and Practices 


International Conference of the RUCHE

Lyon (France), June 13-15, 2018.

Call for papers : click here AAC-RUCHE-2018


The relationships between humans and their natural environment and other living beings; the production and treatment of waste; the mobilization and consumption of energy; industrial, agricultural, and domestic nuisances and their impact on health and the environment; the uses and management of forests, coastlines, mountains, swamps and commons; urban environments; relationships to rivers; environmentalism; natural or human-caused catastrophes; climate change; consequences of major developments, etc. The objects of environmental history are varied and so are the methods that have been developed to analyze them. In the past decade, the number of publications on environmental history in France has soared and contacts with researchers in other countries working on similar topic have multiplied.

While scholars—geographers, rural historians, etc.—had already paid attention to some of these objects in the past, environmental history has helped renew and broaden our understanding of these issues, in particular in light of the “sustainability” challenges prompted by the technical choices and economic models of development that appeared at the end of the 18th century and which intensified and spread globally in the 20th century. Faced with such incredibly complex questions, environmental historians are aware that no single discipline can pretend to ask and answer all our questions. Where the environment is concerned, trans- or interdisciplinarity is even more essential than it is for other topics of historical research. Moreover, interdisciplinarity, where the environment is concerned, does not simply entail forging connections between the human and social sciences but, more crucially, with disciplines that are even more foreign to historians, such as biology, ecology, and geology.

Take this example: is it even possible, today, to write the history of pollution—of the effluents discharged in our air, water, and soils—without trying to understand the evolution of production processes and, thus, the evolution of chemistry itself? Or without using any notion of eco-toxicology? Moreover, shouldn’t such a history of pollution enter into a dialogue with those who work on green technologies to remedy, if only partially, the damages caused by humans in the past and, in that way, contribute to weaving together the past, the present and the future? Environmental questions are fundamentally hybrid: they touch on social, economic, cultural, natural and technical issues and thus cannot be studied solely by one discipline. In order to include all these dimensions, inter and trans-disciplinarity is essential.

However, as the experience of interdisciplinary projects led within the CNRS (the French national scientific research center) has shown in the last decades, it remains difficult to produce truly interdisciplinary work. Difficulties stem from the specificity of scientific disciplines, which, for some of them, were shaped in opposition to others and which have their own vocabulary, methods, and questions. The different types of data used compound these difficulties as they usually mean scientists work on very different time scales, from a few years to thousands of years. Moreover, within each discipline, a gap (more or less wide depending on the periods under study) tends to separate scholars who work with written and oral sources and those who use “data from the ground,” whatever the method they use to analyze them. Overcoming these difficulties is a necessary step if we want to benefit from a true interdisciplinary approach to complex environmental problems.

For its tenth anniversary, the Academic Networks of Environmental Historians (Réseau universitaire de chercheurs en histoire environnementale) invites researchers from all disciplines who work on the environment to reflect on the sources, practices and methods that can help us gain greater knowledge of shared topics of interest. While this conference is initiative by the historians of RUCHE, we hope to receive papers from scholars from other disciplines and working on different periods. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome as long as they concern, one way or another, environmental history. The organizers hope that the proposals will allow for interdisciplinary discussions within each session.

The conference’s objectives are:

* Assess and discuss the main scientific innovations and projects that have recently advanced the case for interdisciplinarity in the study of environmental history. We are interested in all kinds of projects (interdisciplinary methods or objects) and in particular in the participants’ experiences, whether positive, challenging or disappointing in this domain. How were those interdisciplinary projects conceived? Do scholars manage to cross disciplinary approaches (rather than simply juxtapose them)? What do we learn from transdisciplinary research?

* Explore new research directions and unexplored topics in environmental history, conceived broadly as the analysis of the evolving interactions between human societies and their environments.

* Reflect on how we use sources (oral, written, or extracted from the earth); how different kinds of data can yield different kind of knowledge and how best to combine them. How can we ensure that historians, geographers, ecologists, etc. enter into a fruitful dialogue that could enrich their respective practices? How can we address the different scales of time, make different temporalities fit together?

* Evaluate and question the social utility of environmental history. Early on in the US, the field contributed to “public history,” a type of science aimed at creating a dialogue with public entities and responding to their needs. What about France where some projects are funded by public-private partnerships? How can we foster collaboration between science and society and more visibility for scientific research findings? Which scientific problems emerge when public actors and scientists collaborate? What are the limits to this approach?


We encourage interested researchers to circulate this call for papers within the networks of their own discipline.

Conference Keynotes by :

Christophe Bernhardt, Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Berlin-Erkner
Martin Schmid, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in Wien,
Petra van Dam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Proposals should be no more than 5 000 characters and should be accompanied by a short bio paragraph of the author(s). They should be addressed to Stéphane Frioux at


Deadline to send paper proposals: November 15, 2017


Proposals will be evaluated by the scientific committee and decisions will be made before the end of the calendar year.

The organizers are currently finalizing the conference’s funding and hope to cover the accommodations of all participants. However, participants will have to cover their trip expenses to travel to Lyon.

Organization committee

Martine Chalvet, historian, Associate Professor at Aix-Marseille Université, UMR TELEMME

Florian Charvolin, sociologist, Senior Researcher at CNRS, Centre Max Weber

Pierre Cornu, historian, Professor, Lyon 2, Laboratoire d’études rurales

Thierry Coanus, anthropologist, Researcher at ENTPE, UMR Environnement Ville Société

Marylise Cottet, geographer, Researcher at CNRS, UMR Environnement Ville Société

Anne Dalmasso, historian, Professor at Université Grenoble-Alpes, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA)

Stéphane Frioux, historian, Associate Professor at université Lyon 2, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA), vice-président du RUCHE.

Nicolas Jacob, geographer, Associate Professor at université Lyon 2, UMR Archéorient

Gwenaëlle Legoullon, historian, Associate Professor at université Lyon 3, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA)

Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud, historian, senior researcher at EHESS, Centre de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED).

Charles-François Mathis, historian, Associate Professor at Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CEMC, president of RUCHE.


Scientific committee

Mathieu Arnoux, historian, medievalist, Université Paris Diderot/EHESS (to confirm)

Philippe Barral, celtic world archeologist, Université de Franche Comté, director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de l’Environnement C.-N. Ledoux.

Sabine Barles, geography and urban planning, professor at Université Paris-I.

Corinne Beck, historian, medievalist and archeologist, professor at Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, head of the Laboratoire CALHISTE.

Stéphane Frioux, historian, modern history, maître de conférences at Université Lyon 2, LARHRA.

Marc Galochet, geographer, professor at the Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, laboratoire CALHISTE.

Didier Galop, geographer, Toulouse Jean-Jaurès University, head of the laboratoire GEODE, head of l’Observatoire Hommes Milieux du Haut-Vicdessos.

Anne Marie Granet-Abisset, historian, modern history, Professor at Université Grenoble-Alpes, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA).

Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud, historian, modern history, directrice d’études at the EHESS and CIRED.

Charles-François Mathis, historian, modern history, maître de conférences at Université Bordeaux-Montaigne University, CEMC.

Raphaël Morera, historian, early modern history, chargé de recherche au CRH (Centre de Recherches Historiques).

Richard Oram, historian, medieval and environmental history, University of Stirling (to confirm)

Giacomo Parrinello, historian, modern history, assistant professor en histoire de l’environnement, Sciences Po Paris ; Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po.

Dieter Schott, historian, modern history, TU Darmstadt  (to confirm)

Tim Soens, historian, medieval history, professor at the University of Antwerp.

Mathias Tranchant, historian, medievalist, University of La Rochelle, UMR LIENSs (Coastline, Environment and Societies)

And the RUCHE Board members


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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doctorate fellowship (Le Mans, France): DL 18/06/2017

Offre d’allocation doctorale en histoire environnementale. Université du Mans. Date limite de dépôt des candidatures: 18 juin 2017

Please visite the RUCHE website :

Le doctorant ou la doctorante sera inscrit-e à l’Université du Maine à partir de la rentrée universitaire 2017. Il/Elle effectuera ses recherches sous la direction de Rita Compatangelo-Soussignan (Professeur d’Histoire Ancienne à l’Université du Maine, Le Mans), en co-encadrement avec Patrick Nunn (Professeur de géographie à l’Université of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australie).

La recherche doctorale s’inscrira au sein de l’équipe « Sociétés Milieux Climats » de l’UMR 6566 – CReAAH (Centre de Recherches en Archéologie, Archéosciences, Histoire) et elle participera aux différents programmes dans lesquels celle-ci est engagée.

 La durée du contrat doctoral est de trois années

Le dossier doit être envoyé (format .pdf) à :

Pour plus d’informations :

Postdoct fellowship (Lyon, France). DL: 14/06/2017

Offre de post-doctorat : ANR TRANSENVIR (date limite de candidature 14/06/2017)

Projet ANR TRANSENVIR – Offre de post-doctorat en histoire contemporaine

Niveau requis : thèse obligatoire

Type de contrat : contrat à durée déterminée. Durée : 24 mois

Début souhaité : 1er septembre 2017

Quotité : 100 %

Rémunération : 2515 € brut mensuel


Laboratoire d’accueil : UMR 5190 – Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes

Adresse : ISH – 14, avenue Berthelot, 69363 Lyon Cedex 07

Site web :


Contexte :

Le/la chercheur.e en post-doctorat travaillera au sein du LARHRA-UMR 5190  dans le cadre du projet TRANSENVIR, Approche historique de la « TRANSition ENVIRonnementale » : innovations politiques et sociales face aux risques environnementaux en milieu urbain (années 1950-années 2000) (  ).

Coordonné par Stéphane Frioux, maître de conférences à l’Université Lumière Lyon 2, et financé par l’appel à Projets générique 2016 de l’ANR, le projet a l’ambition de proposer un ensemble de clés de compréhension de la place occupée par les villes françaises dans la montée, l’institutionnalisation et la reconfiguration de politiques environnementales. La question sera abordée par le prisme du risque (conçu au sens large), et par un travail de terrain sur les agglomérations de Lyon et de Grenoble, des années 1950 aux années 2000.

Les questions abordées et étudiées par les membres de l’équipe portent sur la qualité de l’eau et toutes les formes de risques liés à l’eau, sur la qualité de l’air et les pollutions atmosphériques, sur le problème du bruit, de la relation habitat/santé, notamment dans les nouvelles constructions de la période, de type grands ensemble, et enfin de l’interface entre environnement de travail/usine et environnement urbain. Une attention particulière est accordée à étudier les différents acteurs qui interviennent et se mobilisent, des élus jusqu’aux associations militantes et aux syndicats. Sur le plan géographique, les espaces périurbains sont inclus dans l’enquête, qui ne veut pas se cantonner aux villes-centres des agglomérations.

Le projet rassemble 8 chercheurs, de plusieurs disciplines et de plusieurs laboratoires de recherche.

Activités prévues :

Recherche en archives, bibliothèques, et par enquête orale. Une partie des fonds a déjà fait l’objet d’un inventaire au printemps 2017, afin que le/la post-doc puisse s‘approprier très vite le terrain d’étude et choisir les objets prioritaires pour débuter l’enquête (et coordonner ses recherches avec les autres chercheurs).

Préparation du travail préalable pour la production de rapports de recherche écrits, la diffusion des résultats du projet et l’organisation des activités liées à la valorisation de ces résultats (par exemple à travers l’organisation et le suivi scientifique et administratif de journées d’étude et de colloques).

Participation active à des séminaires, colloques, et autres manifestations organisées par le projet TRANSENVIR.

– Participation à la mise en place et à l’alimentation du site internet du projet TRANSENVIR.

Expériences et compétences requises :

– Diplôme de Doctorat en histoire contemporaine

Sur les thématiques « Environnement » et « Risques », capacité à travailler en équipe pluridisciplinaire et à dialoguer avec la géographie, l’aménagement et la science politique, en premier lieu, ainsi qu’à emprunter à des cadres conceptuels différents.

– Disponibilité à effectuer des recherches dans différentes bibliothèques et archives locales, régionales et nationales (Lyon, Grenoble, Paris, …). Pour cela, une résidence pendant la durée du contrat, dans la région Rhône-Alpes à proximité de Lyon ou de Grenoble, est impérative.

– Bonne connaissance de l’anglais.


Modalités de candidature : envoyer par e-mail à l’adresse ci-dessous (Stéphane Frioux)


1 – une lettre de motivation (5000 à 10 000 signes) sous forme de proposition de contribution au projet ANR TRANSENVIR. Il n’est pas attendu de connaître nécessairement le terrain lyonnais ou grenoblois, mais, à partir des grands axes du projet (3 axes détaillés sur la page ), de proposer une contribution originale, qui pourra compléter les recherches à effectuer sur les corpus déjà pré-définis par l’équipe.

2 – un CV détaillé comprenant la liste des publications

3 – le rapport de soutenance

4 – une publication jugée significative et susceptible d’intéresser l’équipe du projet


Date limite pour l’envoi des dossiers : 14 juin 2017


Contact :

Stéphane Frioux ( ; LARHRA-Institut des Sciences de l’Homme 14, avenue Berthelot, 69363 Lyon Cedex 07)


Le(s) candidat.e(s) présélectionné.e(s) seront éventuellement convié.es à un entretien, qui pourra se faire par visioconférence. La sélection sera annoncée avant le 13 juillet 2017

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Libro Les catastrophes naturelles au Moyen Âge (XIIe -XVe siècle), de Thomas Labbé

Thomas Labbé, Les catastrophes naturelles au Moyen Âge (XIIe -XVe siècle), Paris, CNRS Éditions, 2017

Nuevo libro sobre las catástrofes naturales en la Edad Media. ¿Cómo comprender la noción de catástrofe natural en el pensamiento medieval? Sorpresa, potencia, terror, función purificadora, choc de conciencias… Con todos los fantasmas que alimentaban a su estela y el estupor que producian en las almas, estos «accidentes de la naturaleza» nos abren una ventana fascinante en la historia de las representaciones de la Edad Media. Revisitando los textos de los cronistas que intentaron dar cuenta de estos fenómenos, Thomas Labbé muestra que el relato de hechos extremos favorece siempre la deformación de la realidad vivida. La catástrofe aparece como una manera de dar un sentido a lo extraordinario, como demuestran los relatos del derrumbamiento del monte Granier (Saboya) en 1248, de la inundación de Arno en 1333 o también del terremoto de Nápoles en 1456. El proceso de «événementialisation» (acontecimientalización, celebración del acontecimiento ndt) al que da lugar opera más a través del imaginario y de la sensibilidad de la sociedad que por sus capacidades racionales de objetivización. Un gran estudio entre la historia social y la historia de las emociones en Occidente

Libro en francés disponible en:

‘Año de los tiros’ Meeting, Huelva 6 Feb 2017

Dear colleagues:

We are sending the poster and the program of the “III Jornadas Conmemorativas del Año de los tiros: una perspectiva internacional” ( The objective of this seminar is to attain the recognition by UNESCO of the “Year of shoots”, the peaceful demonstration against smoke that ended in brutal repression in 1888, as the “ World Environmentalism Day”. In this regards, the city council of Huelva has unanimously approved a motion on January 27th 2017 (

Best Wishes


REPORT(H)A – II Meeting Environmental Changes in Historical Perspective

REPORT(H)A – II Meeting Environmental Changes in Historical Perspective

The Centro de História of the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (CH-ULisboa) / Center of History of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the Instituto de História Contemporânea of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IHC-FCSH, UNL) / Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon, are pleased to be hosting the II meeting of REPORT(H)A – Portuguese Network of Environmental History, in 2017 Spring.

The Call For Abstracts is open.

The Conference is open to all interested researchers as well as the general public. Proposals in the form of abstracts should be submitted to by 1st December 2016 and authors will be notified by e-mail until 15th February 2017 whether their proposal has been accepted.
Abstracts with 300words (Word, style Calibri 11 1,5 line spacing, double spacing between paragraphs; 2-5 keywords) should be presented in one of the official languages of the Conference. Proposals should explicit the type of presentation: paper (20 minutes) or short talk (10 minutes) and abstract should include author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) as well as their e-mail address(es).
Papers accepted  can be presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish though there will be no simultaneous translation.


Portuguese, English and Spanish

For more information see:

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.

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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

Red Universitaria Española de Historia Ambiental (ESEH)

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