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New Issue of RCC Perspectives

Zhen Wang's photographic essay "Out of the Mountains: Changing Landscapes in Rural China" is a rich visual journey into the heart of the Liangshan mountains and traditional Yi culture. Using a collection of photos, maps, and interviews with Liangshan's residents, Wang looks at how nearly 40 years of urbanization and rapid economic development have transformed the past, present, and future of the Yi and of China’s rural and cultural landscapes.

All issues are available online and free of charge. Visit the Perspectives page on the Environment & Society Portal for past issues and to learn more about the series.

Call for Applications: RCC Fellowships

The RCC is inviting applications for its 2019–20 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The program brings together excellent scholars working in environmental history and related disciplines. In this application round, the RCC is offering thematic fellowships on the following three topics: “Urban Environments,” “Sufficiency, Postcapitalism, and the Good Life,” and “Unmaking and Remaking ‘Nature.’”

The application deadline is 31 January 2019. Applications must be made in our online portal, which opens 1 January. For more information, click here.

Call for Submissions: 2019 Turku Book Award

Have you published an environmental history monograph in 2017 or 2018? The call for submissions is now open for the 2019 Turku Book Award. This award celebrates innovative and well-written scholarship in the field of environmental history and is awarded every two years at the ESEH conference.

Nominations must be received by 31 January 2019. Download the call for more information on eligibility and how to submit.

Environment & Society Portal: New Vitual Exhibition

The Environment & Society Portal has published two new virtual exhibitions: "Human-Nature Relations in German Literature: A Curated Stroll through a History of Entanglement" and the German-language version "Mensch und Natur in der deutschen Literatur: Ein kuratierter Spaziergang durch eine Geschichte der Verwicklungen” by Sabine Wilke.

This virtual exhibition features, in English translation, short excerpts from German-language literary texts that address human-nature entanglements. It aims to show how literature can contribute to understanding and problematizing the relation between humans and nonhuman nature. 

New Virtual Exhibition: The Life of Waste

In this new multimedia virtual exhibition, historian Simone M. Müller shows how humans produce, move, and conceive of waste.

The objects, texts, videos, and podcasts in this collection display the life of waste in six chapters. Get to know the power of waste, and learn about the different mechanisms that we have found to cope with the trash in our lives.

Explore the exhibition here.

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