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Arcadia: Call for Submissions

Arcadia is now inviting submissions for its summer 2020 edition.

Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication platform for short, illustrated, and engaging environmental histories.

The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2020. Read the full call here.

New Issue of RCC Perspectives on Pacific Whaling

New Histories of Pacific Whaling, edited by Ryan Tucker Jones and Angela Wanhalla.

This volume brings together contributions from all corners of the Pacific Ocean, offering new perspectives on whaling from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Fiji, Hawai‘i, Siberia, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. Utilizing new forms of evidence and new tools of interpretation, the authors delve into the depths of Pacific history in order to investigate and test the Pacific world concept and probe the limits of human abilities to know other species.

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!

New Virtual Exhibition: History of Vegetarianism

Satirical Glimpses of the Cultural History of Vegetarianism

Many contemporary arguments for and against a vegetarian way of life can be traced back to early discussions about vegetarianism in nineteenth-century media.

The Environment & Society Portal's new virtual exhibition sheds light on the first decades of the debate on meatless nutrition in German-speaking regions. The exhibtion can be viewed in both English and German. 

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.

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. 


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