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Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Call for Applicants: Director of Graduate Programs

The Rachel Carson Center is looking for a Director of Graduate Programs in Environment and Society. The RCC has two structured graduate programs: a master's level certificate program in Environmental Studies and a doctoral program in Environment and Society. Together these create a community of more than a hundred graduate students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. This is a full-time, primarily in-house position.

Applications must be sent to managing director Dr. Arielle Helmick via email by 23 November 2018.

See the full call for more details.

Call for Applicants: Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Researcher)

The RCC is looking for a highly motivated candidate to take on the following project as part of the EU-funded RECOMS program: “Transforming the Bavarian Forest: Socio-ecological Crises, Community Resilience, and Sustainability from a Historical Perspective.” 

RECOMS provides training in innovative, transdisciplinary, and transformative approaches to resourceful and resilient community environmental practice. Click here for the full call. Application deadline is 23 November 2018.

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.

Environment & Society Portal: New Vitual Exhibition

The Life of Waste

Waste is one of the most complex, contested, and charged objects we humans deal with in our daily lives. The objects, texts, videos, and podcasts in this collection display the life of waste in six chapters.

Simone M. Müller, PI of the DFG Emmy Noether Research Group Hazardous Travels, shows how humans produce, move, and conceive of waste. 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.

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.


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