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Special Exhibition "energie.wenden" at Deutsches Museum

Opening 15 February, the new Deutsches Museum special exhibition “energie.wenden” looks at the challenges of present and future energy transitions. Ten sections explore the characteristics of different energy sources and technologies as well as the logistics of transport, heating, and energy distribution. A role-playing game allows visitors to engage more deeply with the topic by seeing the effects of different energy policy decisions.

Click here to learn more.

New Perspectives Volume: Molding the Planet: Human Niche Construction at Work

Like any other species, humans survive and thrive by adapting to their environments—but we also actively alter the spaces we live in.

This volume explores some of the diverse niches created by humans in different times and places, exploring agricultural spaces and indoor biomes, human aesthetics, and Anthropocentric perspectives.

Read it here.

Seeing The Woods

The RCC Blog Seeing The Woods helps reveal the long and complex relationship between humans and nature. With posts from staff, students, fellows, and external contributors, it strives to demonstrate the relevancy and importance of humanistic and historical perspectives in discussions about current environmental challenges.

By connecting scholarship and public discourse, it also aims to facilitate the connections necessary for finding solutions to local and global environmental problems.

To contribute, please see our submission guidelines.

Portal's Best of Berghahn Collection

The Environment & Society Portal’s Multimedia Library has acquired a collection of select chapters from various series published by Berghahn Books. This includes the entire peer-reviewed series, The Environment in History: International Perspectives, a collaboration between the Rachel Carson Center, the European Society of Environmental History (ESEH), and Berghahn Books.

The series contains monographs and anthologies on transnational and comparative research in environmental history and related disciplines.

Browse through the entire collection here.

Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History

Arcadia, an online, peer-reviewed publication platform for short, illustrated, and engaging environmental histories, allows researchers a way to share new work with peers and general audiences online. It is a collaboration between the Rachel Carson Center (RCC) and European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), archived by the Bavarian State Library.

We are currently seeking submissions for our Summer 2017 volume. You can learn more about our call for papers here. For full consideration, please submit by 1 April 2017.