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Call for Applications: IT/Communications Associate

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society seeks an it/communications associate to join its team on a part-time (19h/week) basis, starting 15 May 2019.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2018. 

See the Call for Applications for more information. 

New Issue of RCC Perspectives: Slow Hope

In this volume, director Christof Mauch sets out his concept of “slow hope.” Departing from Rob Nixon’s concept of “slow violence”—which describes the gradual, almost invisible nature of much environmental damage—Mauch highlights the mostly untold stories of quiet but positive environmental change that are often hiding in plain sight.

With Slow Hope: Rethinking Ecologies of Crisis and Fear, Mauch shows that it is possible to look to hopeful narratives as alternatives to stories of decline—narratives that can help us to think creatively and act courageously in these times of converging ecological, social, and economic crises.

Syllabi in Environment and Society

This curated compilation of online syllabi on the interrelationship between environment and society provides a growing resource for teachers and students.

It reflects a diversity of scholarly approaches towards the reciprocal interrelationships between humans and their environment, from environmental history and humanities to the social and natural sciences.

We continually strive for geographical and cultural diversity and invite instructors to get in touch and tell us about favorite online resources. 

New Virtual Exhibition from the Environment & Society Portal

The Environment & Society Portal has published its first virtual exhibition of 2019: “‘Commanding, Sovereign Stream’: The Neva and the Viennese Danube in the History of Imperial Metropolitan Centers” by Gertrud Haidvogl, Alexei Kraikovski, and former Carson fellow Julia Lajus.

The exhibition aims to reveal and visualize the power of mighty rivers so crucially important for the history of St. Petersburg and Vienna—the major imperial centers of continental Europe in the modern era.

Unique Series on Seeing the Woods

On Seeing the Woods, we regularly publish pieces written by RCC fellows, students, visiting scholars, staff, as well as select external contributors.

Our various unique blog series feature a rich mix of topics: from the effervescent history of beer and the disquieting decline of insects, to the uses of environmental history, and toxicity and hopeful narratives—you're guaranteed to find something to reel you in!

For all the latest posts and more information, visit the blog here. Happy reading!

The RCC Goes Bavarian!

With its wealth of alpine environments and cultural traditions, Bavaria calls to diverse audiences that are as rich as its own natural heritage.

Through a host of new projects rooted in sharing and comparing Munich, Bavaria, and the Alpine region, the RCC is celebrating the home of its German headquarters as well as strengthening its bonds with a consortium of partners from all over the world.

More information on RCC partners and projects is available here.

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