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Open Tenure track positions in Biodiverse Anthropocenes

The University of Oulu has just released four tenure-track professor positions that are open in level (assistant/associate/full) as part of
the University's new Biodiverse Anthropocenes research programme. The positions are open to multiple disciplines and encourage transdisciplinary scholarship, and span a range of research focuses, including human-environment relations, geographies, sustainability and genomics.

Application deadline: June 30, 2021


W 3 professorship (m/f/o) “Cultures of Sustainability”

The University of Kassel is currently looking for four senior scholars with outstanding credentials working in the broad areas of nature, technology, culture, and society. As directors of the new centre, this core group will shape and oversee its further development in the coming years, including definition of research priorities, development of international networks and hiring of additional team members.

The position "Cultures of Sustainability" will focus on research and teaching on topics related to cultural representations, discourses and practices of sustainability. In addition, concepts of sustainability themselves should be subjected to explicit critical reflection.
Fields of research may cover various sustainability-related topics and practices, including their historical, creative, philosophical, linguistic-communicative, architectural planning, space-related and cultural anthropological dimensions. Possible approaches could include constructivist, aesthetic, hermeneutic or empirical methodologies to investigate the interaction of social and cultural parameters as well as social and discursive practices.

Application deadline: 27.5.2021


ESEH - Critical Environmental History: Power, Resistance and Justice: Call yourself a Feminist?: Gender, Allyship and Environmental History

In this second seminar organized by the ESEH diversity committee, the challenges that continue to impede women in the field of environmental history will be examined. Building on the history of feminist activism that sought to break down the barriers of conformity and exclusion based on gender, speakers and participants will explore how the ESEH can work to combat sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination in the workplace, the discipline, and the wider community. This seminar will be an open platform to discuss and learn how women-identified colleagues can work in an environment of inclusion and diversity without fear of stigma and discrimination.

Sara Gregg (University of Kansas/WEHN)
Safaa Naffaa (Utrecht University)
Arielle Helmick and Katie Ritson (Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich)
Brinda Sarathy (Pitzer College/WEHN)

Zeit/Time: May 20th, 2021, 9:00 p.m. CET
Ort/Place: Seminar via Zoom. Please register here .


CfP: The Temporalities of Capitalism. Time, Timing and the Formation of theWorld Economy  

Subject Fields:
Economic History / Studies, World History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies

The history of capitalism has attracted ever growing interest among scholars in the last decade. Several studies aimed for exploring the role of violence and imperialism for the implementation of capitalist economies across the world and studied the relation between state policy and economic actors. Others have expounded on the role of consumption for the establishment of industrial production, the increased commodification of everyday life, or the social embeddedness of economic interaction. Due to the role of entrepreneurial competition and the reliance on credit, capitalism is characterized by a high degree of volatility. Time management and the evaluation of future developments are thus crucial for economic actors.

Proposals of two pages (max.) should be sent to Christof Dejung, and Moritz von Brescius before 20 May 2021.

Zeit/Time: 23.6.2022 - 25.6.2022
Ort/Place: University of Bern, Switzerland

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International Conference Religion, Materialism and Ecology redux!

The European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment in association with the Lincoln Theological Institute and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce its sixth international conference to be held remotely and at The University of Manchester, UK

Registration ins open!

Ort: via Zoom
Zeit: May 14-15, 2021


CfP: Third NEHT Workshop 2021
Environmental Histories of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman World. The Anthropocene: From Empire to Nation-States

Environmental history is a growing field of study for scholars of the Ottoman Empire and nation-states in the post-Ottoman territories, especially Turkey. Over the past decade, environmental history has emerged as one of the most significant sub-fields of Ottoman-Turkish history. After successful meetings in Hamburg (2017) and Ankara (2019), we are happy to announce that the 3rd Network for the Study of Environmental History of Turkey (NEHT) Workshop will take place in Vienna in 2021.

The workshop is a collaboration between the NEHT, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Vienna, the Vienna Anthropocene Network, the Centre for Environmental History (ZUG) and the University of Vienna.

The keynote will be given by John McNeill (Georgetown University).

Deadline for abstracts: January 1, 2021

Place: University of Vienna
Time: September 16-18, 2021

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Wasser Stadt Wien - Eine Umweltgeschichte

Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte (Hrsg.): Wasser Stadt Wien - Eine Umweltgeschichte. Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Technische Universität Wien, 2019, Wien, 496 S.
ISBN 978-3-900932-67-1

"Wasser Stadt Wien - Eine Umweltgeschichte" beschreibt den gemeinsamen Wandel der Stadt und ihrer Gewässer. Das Buch handelt von der Vergangenheit und weist gerade deshalb auch in eine Zukunft, in der die Stadt ihre aquatische Identität neu entwickeln wird. Auf einer Reise durch Zeiten und Räume, die bis zum Schwarzen Meer und an die Nordsee führt, laden die Beiträge zum Verweilen am Nußdorfer Wehr ein, ebenso wie zur Spurensuche an den verschwundenen Mühlen der Liesing. Sie blicken zu den Donauschiffern und Donaufischern, zu Wäschermädeln und Bierbrauern, zum Stadtphysikat, zu den Kommissionen für die Donauregulierung oder die Wasserversorgung. Berichtet wird über die sich verändernde Rolle der Donau und der Wienerwaldbäche für das Leben und Wirtschaften in der Stadt und über die Einflüsse, die zu den großen Transformationen der Gewässerlandschaft führten.



Umwelt- und Bioressourcenmanagement für eine nachhaltige Zukunftsgestaltung

Erwin Schmid, Tobias Pröll (Hrsg.): Umwelt- und Bioressourcenmanagement für eine nachhaltige Zukunftsgestaltung. Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2020, 273 S.
ISBN 978-3-662-60434-9

Das Buch "Umwelt- und Bioressourcenmanagement für eine nachhaltige Zukunftsgestaltung" stellt die fünf zentralen Themenbereiche des UBRM vor. Mehr als 40 BOKU Kolleginnen und Kollegen geben Einblicke in verschiedenste Fachbereiche des UBRM. Martin Schmid und Verena Winiwarter vom Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte haben dazu ein Kapitel "Umweltgeschichte und Erdzukunft" (S. 81-94) beigetragen.

Eine Buchpräsentation findet im Jänner 2020 statt.

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