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Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History

Summer School

13.05.2015 – 15.05.2015

KAJAK, the Estonian Centre for Environmental History at Tallinn University Institute of History, in cooperation with the University of Tartu and Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society (LMU Munich), and with the support of European Society for Environmental History, are pleased to announce a three-day graduate seminar in environmental history hosted in the Estonian countryside. This graduate seminar will offer intermediate to advanced graduate students the opportunity to present and discuss their work, to network with other researchers from across the world, and participate in practical workshops.

The 2015 graduate seminar will explore animals as historical agents and as a lens through which to understand past environmental transformations. The instructors of the course include specialists from environmental history as well as from neighbouring disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, biosemiotics, and literature. The event will therefore focus distinctly on transdisciplinary methods for historical research outside of archival work. A workshop on popular science writing will also take place, and the summer school will end with an open roundtable on animals assisting humans.

The deadline for application is 15 December 2014.

More information can be found in the call for papers here.

Download the complete program here.

View the conference report here.