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Fundraising Appeal: Catastrophic Fires around Lake Baikal, Siberia

by David Moon, Lead Investigator, Leverhulme International Network, Exploring Russia’s Environmental History and Natural Resources The pristine taiga forests surrounding Lake Baikal in Siberia—the world’s largest freshwater lake—have been hit by catastrophic fires during a heatwave this summer. The fires are now getting out of control… Continue Reading “Fundraising Appeal: Catastrophic Fires around Lake Baikal, Siberia”

CfP: The Anthropocene in Museums: Reflections, Projections and Imaginings

Date and Location: 3-4 December 2015, Deutsches Museum, Munich Convenors: Kirsten Wehner (National Museum of Australia), Libby Robin (Australian National University) Jenny Newell (American Museum of Natural History), Helmuth Trischler, Rachel Carson Center/Deutsches Museum Sponsors: Deutsches Museum, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society,… Continue Reading “CfP: The Anthropocene in Museums: Reflections, Projections and Imaginings”

Thoughts of a Lapsed Catholic Environmentalist on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si‘ of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home”

by John Barry The encyclical should be read as being connected to previous encyclicals and statements; for example, Pope Benedict’s “If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation,” for the celebration of the World Day of Peace 2010. It’s the latest link in a… Continue Reading “Thoughts of a Lapsed Catholic Environmentalist on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si‘ of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home””

CfP: Foreign Bodies, Intimate Ecologies: Transformations in Environmental History

Conveners: Dr Emily O’Gorman (Macquarie University), Dr Ruth Morgan (Monash University), Prof. Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center), Dr Cameron Muir (The Australian National University), Dr Alessandro Antonello (University of Oregon) Sponsors: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU, Munich, Germany; Sydney Environment Institute,… Continue Reading “CfP: Foreign Bodies, Intimate Ecologies: Transformations in Environmental History”

Snapshot: Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History Summer School, Estonia

By Robert Emmett I took this photograph of one of our Environmental Studies Certificate Program students, Julie Weissmann, walking at the head of the group of participants in the Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History summer school near Haapsalu, Estonia. Biosemiotician Kalevi Kull had just described the mixture… Continue Reading “Snapshot: Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History Summer School, Estonia”

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… Continue Reading “Snapshot: European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference, Versailles 2015”

CfA: Environmental Studies Certificate Program

We are currently accepting applications for the Environmental Studies Certificate Program starting in the winter semester 2015/16. Applications received before 30 September 2015 will be considered. The Environmental Studies Certificate Program provides LMU students from all disciplines with the opportunity to gain an additional interdisciplinary… Continue Reading “CfA: Environmental Studies Certificate Program”

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: Val Berros

CfA: Two Student Assistant Positions

The RCC is looking for two students in any humanities subject to assist the work of the center on a part-time basis. Research assistants work between 8–12 hours per week as part of a small team. Duties include library service (supporting our international visiting… Continue Reading “CfA: Two Student Assistant Positions”