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Encounters of Sea and Land: 6th European Society for Environmental History Conference

Turku, Finland

28.06.2011 – 02.07.2011

Location: Turku, Finland

The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) will meet in Turku, Finland from 28 June to 2 July 2011. The RCC will be well-represented with many fellows (current and alumni) as well as staff giving papers and chairing panels. In addition, the RCC is co-sponsoring the Turku Book Award, which will be awarded for the first time at the Reception of Turku University and Turku City on 30 June.

For more information and a complete program, please visit the conference’s website. In addition, the RCC will also have an info booth at the conference, featuring current publications and further information about the Center.

Panels featuring RCC Fellows and Staff:

(Note: only RCC fellows and staff are listed although there are often other speakers also included on the panel)


Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 11:00-12:30

Encounters with the Wild: The Political Ecology of Conservation in Historical Perspective – Research Fellow Franziska Torma (chair), Alumni Fellow Patrick Kupper, Research Fellow Ursula Münster

Mining, Modernity, and Environment in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century World – LMU Fellow Frank Uekötter


Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 14:00-15:30

Scales and Environmental History – Alumni Fellow Wilko Graf von Hardenberg

The Emergence of Climate-Centric Environmentalism? – Director Christof Mauch (chair)

“The Park is the Spark”: Explorations into the Transformation of Urban Green Space – Research Associate Angelika Möller

Multiple Discoveries of the Sea – Research Fellow Franziska Torma

Encountering the Alps: Political Landscapes and Changing Environments from Jacobinism to Fascism – Alumni Fellow Patrick Kupper (chair)


Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 16:00-17:30

Challenging Big Industry – Visiting Fellow Jagdish Lal Dawar


Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 9:00-10:30

Environmental Predictions: Expertise, Future, and the Emerging Understanding of ‘Global Change’ – Carson Fellow Donald Wörster (chair)


Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 11:00-12:30

Methods of Reconstructing Flood Histories on the Danube – Carson Fellow Lajos Ràcz, Alumni Fellow Martin Knoll (chair)


Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 15:30-17:00

Green Fire: A Screening with Commentary – Carson Fellow Shen Hou, LMU Fellow Frank Uekötter

Energy Landscapes: Environmental Change in Northwest European Coastlands – Carson Fellow John McNeill (chair)

The Sanitary City – LMU Fellow Frank Uekötter (chair)


Thursday, 30 June 2011, 11:00-12:30

Towards an Online Environmental History of Europe: Narratives and Forms of Presentation, A Roundtable Discussion – Project Director Kimberly Coulter, Director Christof Mauch (chair)

The Price of Monoculture – LMU Fellow Frank Uekötter (chair)

City-River-Hinterlands: Urban Metabolism and the Danube River Catchment 1500-1900 – Alumni Fellow Martin Knoll, Carson Fellow Martin Schmid


Thursday, 30 June 2011, 15:30-17:00

The Grand Outlines of Environmental History – Director Christof Mauch (chair)

Changing Climates – Carson Fellow Lajos Ràcz

Turku Book Prize Ceremony