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RCC Publications

Our newest volume of RCC Perspectives, “Unruly Environments,” has been published! Bringing together scholarship from across the globe, the volume aims to shed light and stimulate discussion on the past, present, and future of unwanted, unproductive, and difficult to control spaces.

As always, the issue is available online and free of charge. Visit the Perspectives page on the Environment & Society Portal to download a PDF copy.

Academic Programs at the RCC

We are currently accepting applications for the Environmental Studies Certificate Program starting in the winter semester 2015/16. Applications received before 30 September 2015 will be considered. More information on the application process can be found here. Learn more about the program on their website (in German and English).

Environment & Society Portal

Curated by historian Heike Hartmann, the virtual exhibition Ludwig Leichhardt: A German Explorer’s Letters Home from Australia presents English translations of 17 of Ludwig Leichhardt's letters, together with other natural history objects and photos. The letters that Leichhardt, known as the "Prince of Explorers," sent to his relatives between 1842 and 1848 vividly describe Australia's natural landscape and document his relationships with colleagues, patrons, colonial and indigenous Australians, museums, journals, artists, and scholars.

RCC News

The Rachel Carson Center has received its grant approval for the second funding phase, to begin on 1 August 2015. After receiving a positive evaluation in May 2014, the RCC was invited to submit a second grant proposal and budget for a further six years of funding. This proposal was accepted in its entirety by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, who awarded the RCC the maximum amount of funding possible. Read more here.