Category: Center Activities

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…

Place-based Workshop 2015—Environmental Studies in the Benediktbeuern Klosterland

by Robert Emmett Last year several students and I blogged about the first place-based workshop with the Environmental Studies Certificate Program. This year we built upon our 2014 experiences at Osterseen.

Videos: Lunchtime Colloquia, Winter Semester 2014/15

Carson Fellows and guests gave some more great talks in our lunchtime colloquium series last semester! Check out the winter semester 2014/15 videos on our YouTube channel. Harriet Ritvo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents on “At the Edge of the Wild”

Videos: Carson Fellow Interviews

Several new Carson Fellow interviews are now online! See these and more on our YouTube page. Dr. Massimo Moraglio on “Mobility and Space” Maurits Ertsen on “Colonialism and Irrigation: The Gezira Plain, Sudan” Dr. John Agbonifo on “Nigeria: Green Movements and Environmental Governance” Prof….

Research Roundup #4

Welcome to the fourth installment of Research Roundup, Seeing the Woods’ listing of recent publications in the environmental humanities by staff and fellows at the Rachel Carson Center. (For the previous installments, please click here.) It has been a busy and exciting few months for Carson Fellows and Alumni!…