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From the Stable to the Table—What Do We Eat When We Eat Raw-Milk Cheese?

By Lena Thurn and Maria Fixemer The question of which cheese to buy is not simply a question about what to eat for lunch—at least not for the US cultural anthropologist Heather Paxson and other so-called post-Pasteurians who set a specific value on their… Continue Reading “From the Stable to the Table—What Do We Eat When We Eat Raw-Milk Cheese?”

Nurturing My Greens with High-Tech? Reflections on Vertical Farming and the PlantCube

by Marlen Elders When I first saw designs for the plantCube, a smart, fully automated machine for producing perfect vegetables, it seemed more like a high-fashion kitchen device than a sustainable alternative for growing vegetables. The plantCube was created by Munich-based start-up agrilution, whose… Continue Reading “Nurturing My Greens with High-Tech? Reflections on Vertical Farming and the PlantCube”

Environmental Knowledge and Environmental Politics in the “Post-Truth” Era

by Jonathan Clapperton and Liza Piper Nearly one year has passed since we wrote the introduction to the recently released RCC Perspectives volume titled “Environmental Knowledge, Environmental Politics: Case Studies from Canada and Western Europe.” At the time, we wrote in an atmosphere of… Continue Reading “Environmental Knowledge and Environmental Politics in the “Post-Truth” Era”

Marriage Trees

“My Tree in Another’s Backyard” By Anna Leah Tabios Hillebrecht The first half of September found me in Santa Fe, Argentina, as part of the academic exchange on Transatlantic Perspectives on the Rights of Nature, cosponsored by BayLat and the Rachel Carson Center. It was… Continue Reading “Marriage Trees”

CfA: Doctoral Program Environment and Society

Call for Candidates: Doctoral Program in Environment and Society at LMU Munich, Germany The Doctoral Program in 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 within an interdisciplinary setting.… Continue Reading “CfA: Doctoral Program Environment and Society”

CfA: RCC Researcher in Residence

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is pleased to announce the creation of one or more Researcher in Residence positions starting at the earliest in January 2017. These positions are designed for postdocs or inter-disciplinary scholars who have a project that falls… Continue Reading “CfA: RCC Researcher in Residence”

CfA: General Operations Internships at the RCC

Applications will be considered for internships beginning in September 2016. The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint project of the LMU and the Deutsches Museum, is a flagship institution for international humanities research in Germany. We contribute to public and scholarly debates… Continue Reading “CfA: General Operations Internships at the RCC”

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””