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Call for Applications: Student Assistant

We are looking for a student assistant to join Dr. Judith Bopp in her research project “Fostering the Health-Nutrition-Ecology Nexus: Organic Farming Practices and Household Resilience in Rural Bangladesh and Thailand.” The position will start on 1 September 2024 and runs for 12 months.

Please submit applications to judith.bopp@lmu.de by 31 May 2024

For more information, see the full call here.

Apply Now to the Master of Arts Environment & Society

The RCC is thrilled to announce that the application portal for the MA Environment & Society for the 2024/25 academic year is now open. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2024.

For more information on the application process, please see the program’s website.

Relaunch of Seeing the Woods

We are excited to announce the relaunch of the Rachel Carson Center Blog, Seeing the Woods. It is an outlet for everyone at the RCC, from staff and fellows to graduate and doctoral students pursuing research affiliated with the RCC.

The first blog post of the renewed Seeing the Woods is “The Wounds of War and What We Must Know” of the blog series “Russian Environmental Politics: Reading between the Lines” by Vita Lacis. Read it here.

New Virtual Exhibition: “Petra Kelly: Life and Legacy of a Transnational Green Activist”

The Environment & Society Portal team is excited to announce the release of the virtual exhibition “Petra Kelly: Life and Legacy of a Transnational Green Activist,” curated by Stephen Milder and Andreas Jünger.

The exhibition follows the life story of Petra Kelly—social activist, cofounder of the West German Green Party, and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award—considering her transnationalism and the way her visions and ideas have informed green politics. Explore the exhibition here.

Audio Additions to Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review

You can now listen to Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review! As part of our effort to make Springs more accessable, we have started to add audio recordings of our articles the website.

Tune in to “The Isthmus of Panama and the Knowledge Anthropocene” by Paul S. Sutter, “Human Overpopulation: The Elephant in the Greenhouse” by Helen Tiffin, “The Poor Woods of Northern Nigeria” by Sule Emmanuel Egya, and “Earthworm” by Sumana Roy.

Featured Project: Speak4Nature

SPEAK4Nature: Rights of Ecosystems” is a new, EU-funded project that focuses on understanding ecological interdependence and nature rights. It has a number of partner universities and research centers all over the EU and Latin America.

Sounds interesting and you want to know more? Have a look at the project's website.