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Desert Water: The Making of Two Short Films

by Hal Crimmel In 2015, with documentary filmmaker Issac Goeckeritz, a Weber State graduate, I released two short films about water in the state of Utah. The films were based on chapters from my 2014 book Desert Water: The Future of Utah’s Water Resources.

COP21: How We Make the Weather

by Dominic Kotas, Copywriter at ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability and alumnus RCC editor. So, after all the planning, speculation, and nervous anticipation, COP21 happened—and was generally seen as a qualified success. I was lucky enough to be in the “Climate Generations” areas (just next door… Continue Reading “COP21: How We Make the Weather”

Lecture Notes: “Toxic Legacies—Agent Orange as a Challenge”

by Christian Lahnstein In 2013, the Korean Supreme Court confirmed the liability of US manufacturers for damage caused by the defoliant Agent Orange in the 1965–72 Vietnam War. The 300,000 South Korean soldiers and their descendants constitute the third-largest group of Agent Orange victims,… Continue Reading “Lecture Notes: “Toxic Legacies—Agent Orange as a Challenge””

CfA: RCC Fellowships 2016–17

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2016–17 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines. The center will award fellowships to… Continue Reading “CfA: RCC Fellowships 2016–17”

CfP: “Transformations of the Earth”—International Graduate Student Workshop in Environmental History

Location: Renmin University, China Conveners: Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center), Mingfang Xia (Renmin University), Donald Worster (Renmin University) This conference is open to advanced graduate students and early postdocs, regardless of department, discipline, or country. The purpose of the conference is to provide promising,… Continue Reading “CfP: “Transformations of the Earth”—International Graduate Student Workshop in Environmental History”

CfA: RCC Doctoral Program “Environment and Society”

The doctoral program “Environment and Society” invites applications from graduates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society on an interdisciplinary basis. Our program is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment… Continue Reading “CfA: RCC Doctoral Program “Environment and Society””

Snapshot: RCC Staff Excursion to Ingolstadt

RCC staff visiting Ingolstadt on their annual excursion. As well as enjoying a tour of the Bavarian Army Museum’s exhibition on Napoleon Bonaparte we made the most of the sunny early autumn weather with a stroll around the fortified city. We were lucky to have historian and RCC… Continue Reading “Snapshot: RCC Staff Excursion to Ingolstadt”

CfA: Interim Administrative Coordinator

The Rachel Carson Center is looking for an interim administrative coordinator to join its team during the parental leave of the managing director. The position will run from 15 January 2015 to 30 September 2015 (possible extension to 15 October).

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.

CfA: Internships at the RCC

The RCC is a joint project of the LMU and the Deutsches Museum. An internship here provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in working in an academic institution, as well as gaining valuable skills in the following fields: • organizing conferences and events… Continue Reading “CfA: Internships at the RCC”