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Call for Submissions: 2019 Turku Book Award

Have you published an environmental history monograph in 2017 or 2018? The call for submissions is now open for the 2019 Turku Book Award. This award celebrates 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 2019. Download the call for more information on eligibility and how to submit.

Latest Perspectives Volume: Can Nature Have Rights?

Edited by Anna Leah Tabios Hillebrecht and María Valeria Berros, "Can Nature Have Rights? Legal and Political Insights."

The Rights of Nature concept is prompting important questions: What are the challenges of granting Nature rights? Who can represent and defend nature and why? Is the concept necessary for an environmental future? Presenting legal theory, politics, and case studies, the authors of this volume open up an accessible and multidisciplinary dialogue to explore the fundamental question: Can Nature have rights?

New Arcadia Collection: Disaster History

The Environment & Society Portal proudly presents a new Acardia collection! "Disaster Histories" is the eighth Arcadia collection and consists of short environmental histories focusing on a wide range of extreme natural events, such as floods, storms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and diseases, as well as their consequences in inhabited areas. 

This collection is curated by Arcadia's former managing editor, Katrin Kleemann, and is open for new contributions.

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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