Arianne Conty of The American University of Sharjah introduces her paper ‘Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene’, justpublished in Environmental Values (Fasttrack November 2019) Thanks to many recent scholarly attempts to view Western intellectual achievements as regional anthropological contributions rather than universal objective criteria, notions such as ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ have come to be … More Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene
Today’s blog piece by Regina Horta Duarte of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais is also the ESEH ‘Notepad’ of Environment and History 25.4 (November 2019) and interestingly illuminates the thriving Brazilian environmental history scene. CONFERENCES, LABS, AND MEDIA Two international events held roughly ten years apart signal that environmental history in Brazil is flourishing. In … More The State of the Art of Brazilian Environmental History
In today’s blog, Nina Schlaefli of the University of Bern introduces her poster on steam navigation on Lake Constance, which won second prize in the White Horse Press Poster Competition at ESEH Tallinn this summer. Nina’s poster impressed with its excellent graphical presentation and concisely communicated narrative. The development of steam navigation on Lake Constance … More Shipping on the border: Environmental dimensions in the development of steam navigation in the Lake Constance region
In this blog, Matthew Hodgetts and Kevin McGravey consider last month’s Climate Strikes through the lens of their new paper in Environmental Values, ‘Climate Change and the Free Marketplace of Ideas?‘ (Online First, September 2019) The youth of the world united the past two Fridays, September 20thand 27th, to continue #ClimateStrike on #FridaysForFuture, a movement … More Reflections on a Climate Strike
Dimitri van Limbergen of Ghent University introduces his poster, which won first prize in the White Horse Press sponsored Poster Competition at ESEH Tallinn 2019. Congratulations to Dimitri, whose poster’s combination of graphic strength and concise yet informative text stood out in a very impressive collection of posters. The history of Italian viticulture between the … More The White Horse Press/ ESEH Poster Prize Winner 2019
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’, in Environmental Values (FastTrack October 2019). My article ‘Aesthetics and Affordances in a Favourite Place … 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
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. To write about environmental history as an independent epistemological field in Romania could be a task accomplished within minutes. This … More Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part I.
In today’s blog, Simo Laakkonen and Otto Tähkäpää reflect on the role of the media in shaping our understandings of the world around us, and the need for an environmental history of media to illuminate how these understandings have evolved. The blog is based on their forthcoming article in Environment and History, ‘Towards an environmental history … More Towards Environmental Histories of (Social) Media?