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Places and Events

Places & Events are illustrated summaries of environmentally significant sites and events that can be plotted and browsed on the Portal’s map and timeline. A 2014 pilot project engaged students around the world in class projects to research, write, and fact-check texts; development of this project is on hold while we publish the incoming contributions and evaluate its future direction.

The Environment & Society Portal has had international impact: since its launch in 2012, it has reached 147,000 unique users in 205 countries/territories. The entire Portal is archived twice per year by the Bavarian State Library, which also catalogues its born-digital publications. In 2015 we look forward to new collaborations, like working with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University to aggregate and publish online environmental content through PressForward, thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Environment & Society Portal is created and maintained by a small team at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society with generous contributions from its fellows, doctoral candidates, students, and interns. You can reach us at portal[at]carsoncenter.lmu.de. We look forward to hearing from you.