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Call for Applications: RCC Fellowships

The RCC is inviting applications for its 2018–19 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. Four types of fellowship can be awarded.

The application deadline is 31 January 2018. For more information, click here.

New Perspectives Volume: The Ecology of Home

A new issue of RCC Perspectives is now out!

"The Ecology of Home" by Xia Mingfang is a varied tour through the human/nature relationship, drawing on myth, philosophy, cosmology, and history to examine environmental and ecological thinking in China and the West. This volume explores the possibility of an "ecological history" that offers new ways of looking at our relationship with nature.

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.


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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