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New Issue of Perspectives: Troubling Species

The latest issue of RCC Perspectives is now available! "Troubling Species: Care and Belonging in a Relational World "

What constitutes a pet or a pest, or defines something wild or domesticated? Humans create categories to order life in an ongoing attempt to establish places of belonging.

The articles in this volume explore some of the intricacy, ambiguity, and even irony in our perceptions and approaches to “multispecies” relations.

Call for Applicants: RCC Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society in an interdisciplinary setting. Applications for winter semester 2017 must be submitted by 15 May 2017 via the online application portal. To learn more about the program, click to visit the website.

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.

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.