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New Issue of Perspectives: Storytelling and Environmental History

In this experimental volume edited by Roberta Biasillo and Claudio de Majo, researchers from Germany and Italy draw on autobiographical reflection to engage in environmental storytelling. From the translation of historical artifacts to the role of experience and memory, this collection provides an exciting glimpse into the nature of environmental translation.

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Call for Applications: RCC Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research questions concerning the nature/culture/environment interface.

Please submit applications by 15 November 2020 via the LMU Munich Graduate Center's online application portal, which is now open. Only applications submitted through the portal will be considered. Click here for information on the application process.

New Virtual Exhibition: Ecopolis München 2019

To whom does the urban world belong and what do we want the urban environment of the future to look like? Students in the RCC's Environmental Studies Certificate Program created an exhibition in Munich’s Werksviertel in 2019 to share some diverse answers. Now a new virtual exhibition, Ecopolis München 2019: Environmental Stories of Discovery offers virtual visits to nine Munich sites and stories, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the exhibition’s production.

Breaking the Ice: Women, Science, and Antarctica

What do a soil scientist, plant physiologist, geologist, geographer, molecular biologist, and a social scientist notice most about Antarctica?

To find out, tune in to our new series on Seeing the Woods featuring the autoethnographic reflections of six women scientists who traveled to the frozen continent with the aim of exploring the possibilities of transdisciplinary research and female leadership skills.

COVID-19: New Blog Series on Seeing the Woods

Check out our newest blog series covering responses to the Covid-19 pandemic on the Seeing the Woods blog. The pandemic has changed all of our lives right around the world. Within an environmental context, this series explores the many different dimensions of the pandemic from its nonhuman origins to its wide-reaching social implications and impact on our hopes and dreams for a sustainable future. Contributions welcome!

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