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Call for Papers: Hazardous Time-Scapes

Hazardous Time-Scapes: How to Make Sense of Toxic Landscapes from Multiple Timed, Spaced, and Embodied Perspectives?

This workshop seeks to understand human-environment relationships through the lens of multiple overlapping time, space, and body regimes as they play out in toxic landscapes. The organizers (the Hazardous Travels Research Group, The Deadly Dreams Network, and Center for the History of Global Development, Shanghai) invite theory-driven as well as research-based papers coming from environmental history and the environmental humanities.

For more information, click here. Application deadline: 15 September 2017.

Call for Applications: Research Associate for the Portal

The Environment & Society Portal is the RCC’s open access publication platform and archive, providing a digital gateway to resources on the human-environment relationship. Each month it receives around 15,000 unique visits from around the world.

The Portal are looking for a part-time research associate. A primary responsibility would be the editorial management and production of Arcadia. This is a 19 hour/week position suitable for PhD candidates. The application deadline is 8 September 2017. Click here for the full call.


Call for Applications: General Operations Internship

The RCC is currently looking for interns to start in November 2017. This internship provides the opportunity to work within a highly international setting and to gain insight into the administration of an acclaimed academic institution.

Interns are an integral part of our community and have the opportunity to attend weekly events, socialize with our accomplished body of international researchers, and gain a unique perspective on the important issues of our time.

The application deadline is 1 September 2017. For more information, see the full call here.

New Virtual Exhibition: The Northwest Passage


The Environment and Society Portal presents “Northwest Passage: Myth, Environment, and Resources.”

In few places are the effects of climate change so apparent as in the Arctic. The
Northwest Passage, impassable for centuries, has now become ice-free and navigable. This interactive, multimedia exhibition tells the story of the Northwest Passage and the Canadian Arctic from different perspectives and explores the relationship between tradition, environment, and economic benefit.


New Perspectives Volume: Visions of Australia: Environments in History

A new issue of RCC Perspectives has been released!

This volume explores the way that Australasian environments have been envisioned, worked, and changed in the past, and how ideas about places inform the present and future of the continent. It looks at some typical visions of Australia—the bush, the Great Barrier Reef—but also at mines, shorelines, sediments, and wheatfields, and beyond these to the historical networks of human and non-human actors that shaped these places.

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.

RCC Blog: Seeing the Woods

Seeing the Woods regularly publishes pieces written by RCC fellows, students, visiting scholars, staff, as well as select external contributors.

With features on events, personal experiences, and book reviews, among others, it aims to demonstrate the relevancy and importance of humanistic and historical perspectives in discussions about today’s environmental challenges, as well as striving to connect scholarship and public discourse in order to find solutions to environmental problems.

For all the latest posts and more information, visit the blog here.


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