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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.

Job Openings at the RCC

Interested in working at the RCC? We are currently looking for a part-time research associate to assist with the upcoming ''Ecopolis'' exhibition. Applications are due 23 January 2017. 

Call for Applications: RCC Fellowships

The RCC invites applications for its 2017–18 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The program brings together excellent scholars working in environmental history and related disciplines. Applicants’ research and writing should pertain to the central theme of the RCC—transformations in environment and society. Five types of fellowship can be awarded.

The application deadline is 31 January 2017. For more information, click here.

Call for Submissions: 2017 Turku Book Award

Have you published an environmental history monograph in 2015 or 2016? Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2017 Turku Book Award. This award is intended to identify and encourage innovative and well-written scholarship in the field of environmental history and is awarded every two years at the ESEH conference.

Nominations must be received by 31 January 2017. Download the call for more information on eligibility and how to submit.

Call for Applicants: Researcher in Residence

Researcher in Residence positions are designed to provide support to postdocs or interdisciplinary scholars who wish to apply for a major grant for a research project related to transformations in environment in society. While in residence at the RCC they will have access to logistical and personnel support with the preparation of the grant proposal.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. See the call for more information.

Environmental Film Profiles on The Portal

The Environmental Film Profiles collection is a valuable resource within the Environment & Society Portal’s Multimedia Library and contains almost 250 items! Here you can access trailers and full stream versions of documentaries, dramatized content, television series, and short films on multiple facets of the environment-society relationship. The profiles contain further readings from within the Portal and beyond, as well as related links from around the Web. 

Many films are also available from the RCC Library for on-site viewing.

100th Arcadia Article

The Environment & Society Portal has reached a milestone and published its 100th Arcadia article! Arcadia, a collaboration between the Rachel Carson Center and European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), publishes short (750 words) environmental histories. And there is good news—you can become part of the Arcadia network too: click here to find out how to contribute.