Category: Snapshot

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.

Photo of the Week: Giacomo Parrinello

This photo depicts a detail of the Cretto, a massive and contested land-art piece conceived by Italian artist Alberto Burri and realized between 1984 and 1988. The piece is located in Western Sicily, Italy, in an area struck by a major seismic disaster in…

Photo of the Week: Gijs Mom

“A bit embarrassed I sit here on a hand-pulled rickshaw in Kolkata, just after having visited a rickshaw repair workshop. It takes some time to get used to be pulled by a human being, not only morally, but also physically: the seat is surprisingly…

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…

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…

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…

Photo of the Week: Shane McCorristine

This photo was taken a few months ago at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in northern Canada. The sun is currently in a period of solar maximum and Churchill lies directly in the auroral zone, allowing for a series of fantastic displays in February…