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Call for Papers: Terms of Disaster

Teach311.org and the Environment & Society Portal are co-curating a new Arcadia collection, Terms of Disaster.

The categories “land,” “air,” and “water” will be the focal points for these short, situated environmental histories that explore the ways in which environmental disasters such as floods, volcanic eruptions, and forest fires are perceived and recounted.

This is a running call and proposals may be submitted by 1. December and 1. May each year. Please see the call for papers for the full submission guidelines.

Energy Transitions

The Environment & Society Portal presents the first RCC Curated Collection, Energy Transitions by Nuno Luís Madureira. The collection focuses on how human practices of energy consumption both transform—and are transformed by—social structures.

Madureira introduces the concept of “energy transitions” and challenges the view of transitions as the simple replacement of one energy resource by another.

RCC Curated Collections include a range of open access multimedia resources featured on the Portal to enrich the essays of contributing authors.

New Issue in the Environment in History Series

The Nature of German Imperialism: Conservation and the Politics of Wildlife in Colonial East Africa by Bernhard Gissibl is the latest edition to the RRC’s Environment in History: International Perspectives series, published by Berghahn.

Gissibl provides the first full account of the development of wildlife conservation in East Africa during German Colonial rule. From policy and governance to the ivory trade and indigenous exclusion, this volume provides an important historical background to some of Africa’s most renowned protected landscapes.

New Interactive Timeline!

The Environment & Society Portal is proud to announce the launch of a brand new interactive Timeline Tool!

This feature allows you to browse Environment & Society Portal content chronologically. It is built on the open source timeline by the Wellcome Library

We plan to add a search and filter function in the next phase of development. As this is an initial beta version, please send any suggestions for improvements to portal@rcc.lmu.de.

Anthropocene Exhibition

The Rachel Carson Center, together with the Deutsches Museum, is pleased to announce the extension of its special exhibition “Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands.” Located at the Deutsches Museum, the exhibition opened on 5 December 2014 and will now run until 30 September 2016.

The idea of the Anthropocene poses a new geologic era based on the consequences of human agency in nature. Through a wide range of displays and events, the exhibition provides an opportunity to engage and interact with this concept.

Carson Alumni Fellowships

Through its Carson Alumni Fellowships, the Society of Fellows offers several funding opportunities for both individual and collaborative projects.

The fellowships are intended to provide RCC Society of Fellows members with more time to work on a research project after their initial RCC fellowships. Learn more about Carson Alumni Fellowships.


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