Category: Center Activities

Call for Participants: User Perspectives in Library Planning

by Adrian Franco, LMU and Environmental Studies Certificate Program Student After a request made to Munich’s library directorate for information on the institution’s planned strategies for future challenges—especially management opinion on how such efforts could be harmonized with communication devices—I was kindly invited to bring fellow…

Snapshot: Public Recycling in Versailles

Research Associate Susanne Darabas dividing waste into public recycling bins in Versailles, during a visit to the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) conference 2015. Photograph: Stephanie Hood.

Snapshot: Farmers’ Protest in Munich

By Katharina Müller Around 3,000 despairing farmers rally at Munich’s Odeonsplatz against the milk price drop. A farmer needs at least 40 cents per liter in order to operate sustainably, receiving an average of 26 cents: this threatens the existence of around 80,000 farms in Germany. The German Association of…

Snapshot: RCC Celebrates New Funding Phase

By Stephanie Hood Last week, staff, students, and Fellows at the Rachel Carson Center celebrated the center receiving grant approval for its second funding phase, which begins today and is to last six years.

Student Project: The Birth of Geoengineering

by Martin Meiske Congratulations to RCC doctoral program member Martin Meiske, who received the prize for the best poster at the 2015 ESEH conference in Versailles. In his poster he presented his dissertation project on “The Birth of Geoengineering: Large-scale Engineering Projects in the Early…

Lunchtime Colloquia, Summer 2015

Watch fantastic presentations from the summer semester. 

Greening of LMU: How Sustainable Do We Want to Be?

By Robert Emmett Date and Location: 9 July 2015, LMU, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Munich. Technological fixes are not going to solve the capitalism-climate collision in any transcendental, universal sense. We’re not greening ourselves out of the social-environmental challenges ahead with clever gadgets. Instead, as the…

Snapshot: Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History Summer School, Estonia

By Robert Emmett I took this photograph of one of our Environmental Studies Certificate Program students, Julie Weissmann, walking at the head of the group of participants in the Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History summer school near Haapsalu, Estonia. Biosemiotician Kalevi Kull had just described the mixture…

Snapshot: European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference, Versailles 2015

Some snapshots of our time at the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) conference in Versailles, 30 June–3 July 2015. It was the hottest July in the region since 1947, which provided quite the environmental topic for conversation! Thanks to the organizers and to all of you who…

Snapshot: ESEH Preparation!

RCC Editors Stephanie Hood and Marielle Dado, and Research Associate Susanne Darabas have been preparing for the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) 2015 conference in Versailles! Come and visit us at our book table, where we will be showcasing our Perspectives journal including a brand new volume, “The Imagination…