Tag: academia

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”

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”

Making Tracks: Sai Suryanarayanan

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Relations between Scientists and Animals in Experimental Systems” by Sai Suryanarayanan Late one… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Sai Suryanarayanan”

RCC Awarded Funding by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Grant will allow RCC to apply the aggregation and publication tool PressForward to the Ant Spider Bee: Exploring Digital Environmental Humanities blog

Making Tracks: Patrick Kupper

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. Question the Obvious: On the Benefits of Transnational Research By Patrick Kupper… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Patrick Kupper”

Notes From the Field

By Jessica DeWitt Originally published for the University of Kentucky Political Ecology Group Outsider. Insider. My academic journey thus far often seems like a tightrope act between these two desires. My background and passion for state parks and nature has led me to become an… Continue Reading “Notes From the Field”