Tag: conference

First-ever International Summit in Environmental Humanities

30 June–2 July 2018, Hohenkammer and Rachel Carson Center (Germany) Environmental Humanities (EH) is a new and innovative field of study that engages interdisciplinary scholarship from across the humanities spectrum to study the relationship between humans and the physical world they inhabit. In summer…

Crossing Species and Cultures: New Histories of Pacific Whaling

By Ryan Jones (All photos courtesy of the author) In late June, the Rachel Carson Center cosponsored a two-day pre-read workshop at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa on “Crossing Species and Cultures: New Histories of Pacific Whaling.” Participants were invited to think about…

The Environmental History of the Pacific World

by Shen HOU (all photos courtesy of the author) The Pacific Ocean is the outcome of plate tectonic movement and one of the largest eco-regions on earth. It was explored by ancient navigators, and people dispersed to all of the ocean’s shores during early…

Transformations in Environment and Society

by Arielle Helmick In February 2018, a group of Carson fellows and staff headed to Abu Dhabi—not for a mid-winter beach trip, but rather for the inaugural collaborative workshop between the RCC and the newly founded Earth Humanities Research Initiative at New York University…

“Key Debates in Environmental Anthropology”—A Report on the Inaugural Conference of the Environmental Anthropology Working Group

by Oliver Liebig On 26th and 27th September 2016, the Environmental Anthropology Working Group (a subgroup of the German Anthropological Association) met at the Rachel Carson Center for their inaugural conference. The meeting was convened to discuss the key debates and standpoints in environmental…

Snapshot: “energie.wenden (energy.transitions)”

We need to transition towards more sustainable energy systems! But what is keeping us from making the necessary changes? Technology? Politics? Psychology? Following the successful exhibition on the Anthropocene, the Deutsches Museum and the RCC are once again teaming up for another large exhibition….

COP21: How We Make the Weather

by Dominic Kotas, Copywriter at ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability and alumnus RCC editor. So, after all the planning, speculation, and nervous anticipation, COP21 happened—and was generally seen as a qualified success. I was lucky enough to be in the “Climate Generations” areas (just next door…

CfP: Trans-Environmental Dynamics: Understanding and Debating Ontologies, Politics, and History in Latin America

29–31 October 2015, LMU Munich Sponsored by LMU Munich, in cooperation with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Conveners: Eveline Dürr (LMU Munich), Ernst Halbmayer (University of Marburg), and Karoline Noack (University of Bonn) This upcoming conference on Latin America links into current debates…

CfP: Manufacturing Landscapes—Nature and Technology in Environmental History

28–31 May 2015, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China Co-sponsored by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich, and the Center for Ecological History, Renmin University of China Nuclear power plants, bullet trains, factory farms, and ancient rice paddies are all…

Anthropocene: New Temporalities, New Spatialities

Post by Helen Pallett It is perhaps self-evident that the advent of the Anthropocene, or at least its announcement, urges us to think deeply about time. Thinking the Anthropocene is simultaneously to situate human society in the context of deep geological time, to draw…

CfP: Framing Nature

“Framing Nature: Signs, Stories, and Ecologies of Meaning” The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment (EASLCE) biennial conference and the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) IX conference. Hosted by the Department of Semiotics at the University of…

Conversations on a Boat: ESEH 2013

To mark the opening day of the European Society of Environmental History (ESEH) Conference 2013, here are some short conversations about the conference with former and current Carson Fellows. These videos were recorded yesterday during a field trip to Chiemsee, a lake in Bavaria….