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Academic Programs at the RCC

The RCC welcomes over 30 new Environmental Studies students and six new doctoral candidates in the Environment and Society program in the winter semester. Four doctoral candidates are also members of the new Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe (ENHANCE) Innovative Training Network (ITN), a joint project with partners at the University of Leeds and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Interested in joining the doctoral program but missed the deadline? Applications for summer semester 2016 will be accepted between 15 October and 1 December. To learn more about the program, visit our website.

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 for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2016–17 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines.

The center will award fellowships to scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines. Applicants’ research and writing should pertain to the central theme of the RCC: transformations in environment and society. Research at the RCC is concerned with questions of the interrelationship between environmental and social changes, and in particular the reasons—social, political, cultural, and environmental factors—behind these transformations.

For more information, please click here.

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 and how to apply.