Category: Center Activities

Photo of the Week: Ingo K. Heidbrink

Ny Herrnhut or Herrnhuthuset. The building was constructed in 1747 as the center of the Moravian Brethren Mission to Greenland. The timber for the construction was imported from the Netherlands due to the lack of local building supplies in Greenland. Herrnhuthuset is located on the outskirts of… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Ingo K. Heidbrink”

Video: Marion Nestle Lecture

Marion Nestle gave the plenary lecture at the European Society of Environmental History (ESEH) Conference 2013. In her talk, entitled “Politics in Action: The Environment of Food Choice”, she explained how and why food production and consumption have changed since 1980. She also offered… Continue Reading “Video: Marion Nestle Lecture”

Video: Nacht der Nachhaltigkeit (in German)

On 21 June 2013, the Rachel Carson Center (together with BenE München and the Verein für Nachhaltigkeit) hosted a “Nacht der Nachhaltigkeit” (Night of Sustainability) to raise awareness of and explore the concept of sustainability. The theme of the event was “Rethinking Mobility and… Continue Reading “Video: Nacht der Nachhaltigkeit (in German)”

Conversations on a Boat: ESEH 2013

To mark the opening day of the European Society of Environmental History (ESEH) Conference 2013, here are some short conversations about the conference with former and current Carson Fellows. These videos were recorded yesterday during a field trip to Chiemsee, a lake in Bavaria.… Continue Reading “Conversations on a Boat: ESEH 2013”

Colloquia Videos Roundup

The RCC Lunchtime Colloquium series allows fellows of the Rachel Carson Center to present their research to other fellows, to staff, and to the general public. Over the last month we have been trialling a livestream of the talks to make them available to… Continue Reading “Colloquia Videos Roundup”

Research Roundup #2

Welcome to the second installment of the Research Roundup, Seeing the Woods’ quarterly listing of recent publications in the environmental humanities by staff and fellows at the Rachel Carson Center. (For the first installment, please click here.) Please use the following links to jump… Continue Reading “Research Roundup #2”

Photos of the Week: Erka Urtnast

Only 10% of the Mongolian population are herders. However, their culture dominates perceptions of the country. In this photo series, taken 21-24 June 2008, Dr. Erdenetuya Urtnast offers a glimpse of the landscape and customs of Mongolia outside of the cities.

Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch

Wiseman, Alaska. Formerly a gold-diggers town. Wiseman now has 13 inhabitants: eskimos, indians, and a family from Bavaria. On the road to the graveyard of the town is this container with beer cans. Most people go to the closest city only two or three… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch”

Photo of the Week: Sigurd Bergmann

Holy places and sites are called “mazar” in the popular Islam of Kyrgyzstan (a synthesis of traditional “immigrated” Islam and older shamanic folk religion). The Mazar Manjyly Ata is one of the largest in the country; it is about half size of Munich’s English… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Sigurd Bergmann”

Q&A with Environment & Society Portal Director Kimberly Coulter

What is the Environment & Society Portal? The Environment & Society Portal is the Rachel Carson Center’s platform for digital outreach and open-access publication. Like a digital museum or archive, we aim to inspire curiosity about the human-environment relationship, with emphasis on the Center’s… Continue Reading “Q&A with Environment & Society Portal Director Kimberly Coulter”