picture river landscape

Willkommen am Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte!


Call for Applications: Fellowship and Young Academy for Sustainability Research (YAS)

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany supported by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation offers an one-year Fellowship within the “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” (YAS) between October 1, 2023 and September 30, 2024.

Application Deadline: June 18, 2023

>Details


International Symposium
“Global Change, Sustainability, and Human Well-Being: Exploring Research Contributions to Urgent Societal Challenges”

The latest IPCC and UNDP reports leave no doubt: human well-being is seriously endangered, if profound changes do not happen quickly. The path towards the Sustainable Development Goals is far from being clear. At the symposium, speakers and participants will explore the current state of research on and pathways to a sustainable society in an interdisciplinary setting, taking environmental justice as well as the role of media in times of crisis into particular consideration. An interactive format will allow for in-depth discussions of research gaps and help identify paths for research to contribute more effectively to the well-being of planet and people.

Ort: Austrian Academy of Sciences (Main Building), Dr. Ignaz Seipel Platz 2, 1010 Vienna
Zeit: June 19, 2023 at 2 p.m.

>Details

Please register at:
www.oeaw.ac.at/veranstaltungen/anmeldung/international-symposium-2023


Application for Postdoctoral researcher in Environmental History and Public Policy

The High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University, USA [HMEI], is accepting applicants to be appointed within HMEI and with a formal affiliation with the Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology, Jena, Germany [MPI GEA],  and within the framework of the CCHRI/EnvHist4P project.

>Details


CfP: 15. Österreichischer Zeitgeschichtetag

Der 15. Österreichische Zeitgeschichtetag zum Thema „Zeitenwenden – Wendezeiten?“ setzt sich kritisch mit politischen, gesellschaftlichen, ökonomischen, technologischen und theoretischen Einschnitten, Kontinuitäten und Unsicherheiten in der Zeitgeschichte auseinander.

Einreichungen erbeten bis zum: 15. Juni 2023

Ort / Place: Universität Graz, Austria
Zeit / Time: 11.-13.04.2024

>Details


Call for Applications: Landhaus Fellowship Program

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten are pleased to invite applications for their 2024 Landhaus fellowship program based at the Herrmannsdorf Landwerkstätten.

The application portal opens on 2 May and closes on 15 June (23:59, CET) 2023.

>Details

Fourth World Congress of Environmental History

The conference theme is “Transitions, Transformations and Transdisciplinarity: Histories beyond History”, emphasizing both the arc of time and the importance of bringing diverse approaches to bear on contemporary problems. WCEH2024 will illuminate the value of historical understandings that go far beyond the discipline of history in treating environmental scholarship as an evolving practice, one that is created in conversation across multiple fields, concerns, and communities – and one that can help strategize the core challenges of transitions that lie ahead.

Deadline Call for Panels: 03 April 2023

Ort / Place: Oulu, Finland
Zeit / Time: August 19-23, 2024

>Details WCEH 2024
>Details Call for Panels

Alarmstufe Grün

Mit dem Schneemangel in den tiefer gelegenen Skigebieten wird die Frage drängender, ob der Wintersporttourismus eine Zukunft hat.

Anna Laura  Müller, FrankfurterRundschau, 17.1.2023 mit einen Interview von Robert Groß


Bayern 2, RADIOWISSEN

Skitourismus - Der weiße Wahnsinn

Der Skitourismus in Zeiten des Klimawandels verändert sich rasant. Die Skigebiete der Alpen rüsten immer mehr auf - auf Kosten der Natur. Doch lohnen sich die Investitionen? Und gibt es überhaupt einen anderen Weg?

Ein Podcast von Moritz Pompl mit einem Interviewbeitrag von Robert Groß

>BR Podcast


CfP: Black and Green? Towards an Environmental History of the Oil Industry

Conference organized by the RCC and Maastricht University.

Bringing together scholars working on various aspects of oil (and gas) and environmental histories— black and green—this workshop aims to unpack the concept of “greenwashing.” It aims to engage with the existing literature on the environmental history of oil, while opening future directions for research collaborations on the environmental strategies pursued by oil companies themselves. The workshop is jointly run by the NWO-funded Vici project “Managing Scarcity and Sustainability: The Oil Industry, Environmentalism and Alternative Energy in the Age of Scarcity, 1968-1986” (PI Cyrus Mody, Maastricht University) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich.

Deadlines: February 20, 2023 for proposals; May 26, 2023 for precirculated papers

Ort: LMU Munich
Zeit: June15-16, 2023

>Details


Heritage Science an der BOKU

BOKU Forscherinnen und Forscher unterschiedlicher Disziplinen erforschen das Natur- und Kulturerbe Österreichs. Oft beschäftigen sie sich dabei mit Detailfragen. Doch erst durch interdisziplinäre Kooperationen können diese Erkenntnisse zu einem "großen Ganzen" zusammengefügt werden. Deshalb haben sich Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der BOKU vernetzt und sind dem österreichweiten Netzwerk Heritage Science Austria beigetreten. Im Rahmen des Heritage Science Café wurden ausgewählte Projekte von BOKU Forscher*innen präsentiert. Der Film folgt den Forschenden ins Archiv und Labor, bei Feldforschungen, auf Dachböden und ins Bergwerk und zeigt, wie der Mensch unsere Umwelt bearbeitet, gestaltet und verändert hat. Der Blick zurück hilft uns, Antworten auf Herausforderungen der Zukunft zu finden.

>zum Film


Now Online

Umwelthistorische Datenbank Österreich
Environmental History Database Austria (EHDA)

Materialien zur Umweltgeschichte Österreichs Nr. 8

In 2004, the then newly founded Centre for Environmental History (ZUG) started to systematically search and collect bibliographical data on environmental historical literature in Austria. Over the years, the data set has grown to the 3,751 entries tabulated in this volume. Until 2019, the collection then named "Environmental History Database Austria (EHDA)" was available for online searches in a custom-made environment. EHDA entries comprise works with publication dates from 1945 until 2019 and include hard-to-find grey literature and academic qualification works. Since EHDA went online about 15 years ago, digitalisation has markedly impacted scientific publishing and research. Powerful finding aids, mostly with access to full texts, full-text searches and linked searches have become available. While EHDA has been regularly updated, because committed colleagues have invested time and expertise, we have not been able to modernize the tool in terms of search possibilities and links. We have therefore taken EHDA off the Internet. This volume of the “Materialien” makes the entire content of EHDA available to all interested parties as a fully searchable pdf document with carefully preserved tags. The introduction includes search tips and explains the search possibilities we have tried to preserve or are able to now offer under the new possibilities of full-text indexing and other search engine possibilities.

>zum Materialienband (pdf, 4,35 MB)

ICEHO Bulletin 19

Das Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte ist Mitglied von ICEHO und stellt das neueste Bulletin von ICEHO hier auch direkt zur Verfügung

>Bulletin 19 (pdf 2,4 MB)