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Videos: Carson Fellow Interviews

Several new Carson Fellow interviews are now online! See these and more on our YouTube page. Dr. Massimo Moraglio on “Mobility and Space”  Dr.ir. Maurits Ertsen on “Colonialism and Irrigation: The Gezira Plain, Sudan” Dr. John Agbonifo on “Nigeria: Green Movements and Environmental Governance” Prof.… Continue Reading “Videos: Carson Fellow Interviews”

CfA: Erasmus Exchange between RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program and Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU), Austria

The RCC is excited to announce a new Erasmus+ exchange program, to take place between our environmental studies certificate program at LMU and the Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research and Further Education (Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung, IFF) at the Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) in Klagenfurt, Austria. Those… Continue Reading “CfA: Erasmus Exchange between RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program and Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU), Austria”

Photo of the Week: Tobias Schiefer

A Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, rests on a plant at the tropical butterfly house at Munich’s botanical gardens. Monarch butterflies have been the focus of many environmental campaigns on account of their dwindling numbers. Their demise has been linked to human activity, most recently in relation to the… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Tobias Schiefer”

CfA: PhD/Doctoral Researchers in Collaboration with ENHANCE ITN

The Rachel Carson Center is participating in a new European graduate training network, the Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe (ENHANCE) Innovative Training Network (ITN). ENHANCE ITN is now seeking outstanding applicants for 12 PhD/doctoral researchers. Please see the program website for information about eligibility, stipends,… Continue Reading “CfA: PhD/Doctoral Researchers in Collaboration with ENHANCE ITN”

CfP: Workshop on Human Niche Construction

Date: 16–17 October 2015 Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich Conveners: Maurits Ertsen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; Edmund Russell, University of Kansas, USA; Christof Mauch, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Germany In changing their environment, organisms change… Continue Reading “CfP: Workshop on Human Niche Construction”

Photo of the Week: Anna Rühl

With over 250 days of sunshine a year, Mongolians call their country the Land of the Blue Sky. Except sometimes it’s not. On a winter’s day in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar—home to approximately half of the country’s population of three million—air pollution can… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Anna Rühl”

CfA: Internships at the Rachel Carson Center

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is accepting applications for its internship program! We offer two types of internships for enrolled students: one for students enrolled in BA studies at LMU Munich and one for those from other institutions. The RCC is a… Continue Reading “CfA: Internships at the Rachel Carson Center”

CfP: Global Deserts: Environmental History in the Arid Lands

Location: University of Arizona Sponsors: The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich, Germany; Temple University, Philadelphia, USA; the University of Arizona, Tuscon; and the University of California, Davis. The goal of this conference is to examine and discuss, in a comparative… Continue Reading “CfP: Global Deserts: Environmental History in the Arid Lands”

Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold

Annka’s photos come from her July 2014 research trip to Olivia, Minnesota in the United States. The town is known as the “Corn Capital of the World,” and is home to nine seed research sites. 

Environmental Leaders of the Future: RCC Students and Scholars at GESA 2014

by Yolanda Lopez Maldonado Where have all our environmental leaders gone? What does it take for a person to take action? What do we need to do for an improved life and a better environment? These were just a few of the questions that were… Continue Reading “Environmental Leaders of the Future: RCC Students and Scholars at GESA 2014”