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CfA: Office Manager

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society seeks an office manager to join its team on a full-time (40,1h/week) basis. The position starts 1 June 2018. The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in…

Saturday Morning’s Politics of Seeing

Nancy Jacobs, Professor of History at Brown University, Rhode Island (USA), provides a rich and personal account of practicing interdisciplinary research. On a field trip to uncover knowledge and beliefs about the African grey parrot in Cameroon, Nancy worked together with her brother (an experienced birder) and her field assistant (an ornithologist), gaining deep insights not only into science and culture, but particularly the behavior of birds and birdwatchers.

CFA: Two Early Stage Researcher Positions

Two Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Researcher) Positions: 1. Transforming the Bavarian Forest: Socio-ecological Crises, Community Resilience, and Sustainability from a Historical Perspective 2. Community Transformation and Ecological Restoration in Portland, Oregon and Munich, Bavaria The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is seeking two highly…

CfA: Events Coordinator Position (part-time)

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society seeks an events coordinator to join its team on a part-time (19h/week) basis. The position starts 1 April 2018. The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in…

Tales from Piplantri

“A Fable for Today…” By Vidya Sarveswaran We are just beginning to hear the murmurs of a nervous street. The sky above is like handmade parchment. Powder blue with swirls of crimped clouds. The air is heavy with the cloying smell of equally heavy…

Doktorandentag 2017!

Eight new members of the RCC’s doctoral program and two visiting doctoral students presented their projects at the center’s annual “Doktorandentag.” Organized and moderated by members of the program, the format allowed each student to present a *snapshot* of their research followed by a…

CfA: RCC Fellowships 2018–2019

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2018–19 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The RCC’s fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines. The center will award fellowships…

Five Minutes with a Fellow: Ryan Jones

Five Minutes with a Fellow offers a brief glimpse into what inspires researchers in the environmental humanities. The interviews feature current and former fellows from the Rachel Carson Center. Ryan was a Carson fellow in the summer of 2017.   Ryan graduated with a…

Call for Papers: The Environmental History of the Pacific World

Conference – Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China 24 May – 26 May 2018 Location: Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China Sponsors: The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich; Department of History and The Center for Oceania Studies, Sun Yat Sen…

Call for Candidates: Doctoral Program Environment and Society

You can download the pdf of this call here. The Doctoral Program in Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities and social sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society within an interdisciplinary setting. Our program is…