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ESEH Conference 2015

30.06.2015 – 03.07.2015

The Eighth Biennial Conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) will be held in Versailles, France, from 30 June to 3 July 2015.

The theme of the conference is "Greening History: Studying the Environment across Disciplines, Past, Present and Future."

Environmental history has the ambition of changing not only the way we interact with the natural world, but also the ways we are writing and practicing history. In this conference we aim to create conversations about the results of environmental history research and about the process and methods of that research. Through an emphasis on disciplines, methods, and questions, we hope to encourage dialogue with all types of history, other humanities and social sciences, and the natural sciences. Where are we coming from as disciplinary specialists, and how are we organizing the relationships between society and environment? How, as environmental historians, are we changing the way history is written and historical objects are interpreted? What is the future of environmental history and the humanities at a time when we are confronted with environmental and climate challenges that could push us to reframe the divide between the natural sciences and the humanities and social sciences?

Click here for the Call for Proposals. Proposals are due no later than 1 October 2014.