Tag: Colombia

Making Tracks: Politicizing Water Inequalities

By Marcela López Since I was a child, I have had the opportunity to travel around Colombia with my family and friends, and to explore a wide variety of ecosystems ranging from tropical rainforests to deserts, savannas, and páramos. By traveling through these remote…

Making Tracks: Paula Ungar

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. “Walking the Line between Worlds” By Paula Ungar The first thing I…

Photo of the Week: Guillermo Ospina

Boliche is one of the few remaining peasants in the paramo of La Nevera, a zone located 3,000 meters above sea level (4,200 m. max.) near the Las Hermosas National Park in the peaks of the Central range of the Colombian Andes. Accompanied by…

Making Tracks: Claudia Leal

Welcome to “Making Tracks”, a brand new series at Seeing the Woods. This project developed around the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference 2013. The RCC invited all former and current fellows to attend the conference; in return, the fellows provided short essays…

Extracting Stories

Workshop: Environmental History of Latin America and the Caribbean – Saisama, Colombia, 8-10 June 2013 Post by Katie Ritson (Managing Editor, RCC) Sasaima is in the Andean hills of the Magdalena valley, in the region of Colombia called Cundinamarca; walking through these rich, green…

Five Minutes with a Fellow: Claudia Leal

Five Minutes with a Fellow offers a brief glimpse into what inspires researchers in the environmental humanities. The interviews feature current and former fellows from the Rachel Carson Center. Claudia Leal is an associate professor in the department of history at the Universidad de…