In this blog, challenging the notion that wilderness is always restorative and cityscapes are always stressful, Anu Besson (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Jyväskylä) previews her article ‘Aesthetics and Affordances in a Favourite Place – on Interactional Use of Environments for Restoration’, forthcoming in Environmental Values (FastTrack Autumn 2019). My article ‘Aesthetics and Affordances in a … More IN DEFENCE OF CITIES – CHALLENGING THE USUAL POSITION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PREFERENCE STUDIES
Today’s blog (originally the ESEH Notepad in Environment and History 25.3, August 2019) should get environmental historians in the mood for ESEH 2019 in Tallinn next week. Verena Winiwarter and Péter Szabó, founding and current Presidents of ESEH look back on twenty years of ESEH! Scotland, on the morning of Sunday, 9 September 2001. The … More ESEH CELEBRATES 20 YEARS!
In an expanded version of his ‘Notepad’, originally published in Environment and History 25.2 (May 2019), Stefan Dorondel of the Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology in Bucharest expores the field of environmental history in Romania. Part 1 of this blog was published on 23 July 2019 and covered the pre-socialist and socialist periods. Post-socialist period … More Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part 2