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Photo of the Week: Helmuth Trischler

Honghe Hani Rice Terraces—a famous UNESCO world cultural heritage site in southwest China’s Yunnan province. Hani people have cultivated the land into terraced rice paddies for at least 1,300 years, creating a unique manufactured landscape.

CfP: Men and Nature: Gender, Power, and Environmental Change

Date: 26–28 February 2016 Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich, Germany Conveners: Sherilyn MacGregor (Keele University, UK) and Nicole Seymour (California State University, Fullerton, USA) “Gender,” in the environmental humanities and social sciences, has long been synonymous with “women.” Feminist… Continue Reading “CfP: Men and Nature: Gender, Power, and Environmental Change”

Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold

RCC Communications Associate and PhD candidate Annka Liepold recently witnessed the hatching of seventeen-year periodical cicadas on her six-month PhD research exchange at the University of Kansas: “The cycle of their reproduction doesn’t match up with that of their predators . . . Pretty cool . . .… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold”

CfA: Doctoral Program “Environment and Society” at LMU Munich, Germany

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. The program is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and… Continue Reading “CfA: Doctoral Program “Environment and Society” at LMU Munich, Germany”

CfP: Consuming the World: Eating and Drinking in Culture, History, and Environment

Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich Conveners: Michelle Mart (Penn State University, Berks Campus), Daniel Philippon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Hanna Schösler (University of Bayreuth) The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint initiative of LMU Munich and… Continue Reading “CfP: Consuming the World: Eating and Drinking in Culture, History, and Environment”

Announcing the RCC Fellowship Cohort 2015-16!

The RCC is pleased to announce the 31 recipients of fellowships for the 2015-16 cohort. In our most competitive round to date, a committee of five members from both the RCC and LMU evaluated the applications to choose the new fellows, who will also… Continue Reading “Announcing the RCC Fellowship Cohort 2015-16!”

Connecting Ideas, Widening Perspectives: Kochel am See Graduate Retreat 2015

“Welcome to the first annual graduate retreat! [Although] . . . it’s not confirmed as an annual event yet . . .” The humorous welcoming words of Sonja Weinbuch, coordinator of the Environmental Studies Certificate Program, set the tone for our weekend: an atmosphere of… Continue Reading “Connecting Ideas, Widening Perspectives: Kochel am See Graduate Retreat 2015”

Videos: Lunchtime Colloquia, Winter Semester 2014/15

Carson Fellows and guests gave some more great talks in our lunchtime colloquium series last semester! Check out the winter semester 2014/15 videos on our YouTube channel. Harriet Ritvo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents on “At the Edge of the Wild”

CfA: Zusatzstudium Environmental Studies/Environmental Studies Certificate Program Coordinator

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is accepting applications for its Environmental Studies Certificate Program Coordinator position. The contract is for 24 hours per week, and runs from 1 July 2015 until 31 August 2018. Candidates must be fluent in both German and… Continue Reading “CfA: Zusatzstudium Environmental Studies/Environmental Studies Certificate Program Coordinator”

Photo of the Week: Ingo Heidbrink

Antarctica When thinking about the seventh continent, the first thought likely to come to mind is that this frozen region is one of the few places on the globe where humans have not instigated major environmental issues, and where forces of nature are more… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Ingo Heidbrink”