Fellowships 2011-2012, Rachel Carson Center, Munich

Rachel Carson Center Munich Fellowship Program

Call for Applications

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2011-2012 class

of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The fellowship program, directed by Christof Mauch

(LMU Munich/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum)

is designed to bring to Munich a cohort of excellent scholars who are working in the environmental

humanities and related disciplines.

The Center will award fellowships to scholars from around the globe and from a variety of disciplines.

Research and writing of applicants should preferably pertain to one (or more) of the topics

that will be at the core of the Center’s 2011-2012 research agenda:

Environmental Ethics, Politics, and Movements

Resource Use and Conservation

Transformation of Landscapes

Applications that deal with past and future topics of the Center will also be considered. They include:

Environmental Knowledge and Knowledge Societies

Natural Disasters and Cultures of Risk

Ecological Imperialism

The program is a writing fellowship program; the Carson Center does not sponsor field trips or archival research. Fellowships will usually be granted for periods of 6, 9 or 12 months but they can also be granted for 3 months or be broken up into individual 3 month periods. Fellows are expected to be in residence, to work on a major research project, attend the weekly Carson colloquium and present their research at the Center.

The Carson Center will pay for a replacement of the successful candidate at his or her home institution; alternatively it will pay a fellowship that is commensurate with experience and current employment.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2011. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, project description (3,000 words maximum), research schedule for the fellowship period, and the names of three scholars who might serve as references. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified about the outcome of their application within approximately two months of the deadline given above. Please send applications (electronically only) in PDF or Word format via e-mail to CarsonCenter@lmu.de

For more information about the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, visit the website at:  www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de

Renouvellement du bureau de l’ESEH : appel à candidatures (date limite 12 avril)

Cette année, du 28 juin au 2 juillet, la 6e Conférence de l’ESEH se tiendra à Turku.

A cette occasion, le bureau sera renouvelé. Les postes de président et un poste de vice-président sont notamment laissé vacants par Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud et Petra Van Dam, qui ont atteint la limite de leurs mandats (2 consécutifs).

Tout membre de l’ESEH peut candidater ou proposer la nomination de quelqu’un d’autre en contactant (en anglais) le responsable du Nominating Committee : David Moon, Durham University, UK (david.moon@dur.ac.uk) avant le 12 avril 2011, en joignant un CV d’une page ou en faisant un lien vers une page internet perso, mentionnant les postes occupés et les principales publications.

Extracts from new ESEH Constitution:

7. The Board

7.1 The ESEH shall be governed by a board (‘the Board’). The Board consists of a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and five Regional Representatives appointed by the Council of Regional Representatives (see below 12). The Chair of the Conference Committee (see 13.5.4) also becomes ex officio a temporary member of the Board, until the next conference.

7.2. The President, the two Vice-presidents, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall be elected at every Ordinary General Meeting, which has to be held every two years, and shall remain in office until the day after their successors are elected.

7.3 They shall be elected at the OGM by a simple majority of those voting. These officers cannot simultaneously hold other functions within the Board. The President, the Vice-presidents, and the Secretary are eligible to be re-elected for only one further term in the same office. All these elections can be contested elections (see 13.4.2).

7.4 The RRs shall be elected at the OGM by a simple majority of those voting. They are eligible to re-elected for only one further term in the same office. These elections can be contested elections (see 13.4.2).

7.5 The RRs who are also members of the Board shall be elected by theirs peers at the meeting of the Council of Regional Representatives that meets immediately after every OGM. These officers cannot simultaneously hold other functions within the Board. Their terms as members of the Board shall begin the day after this election and end at the next OGM.

7.6 The offices of Board member and RR of the ESEH shall be unpaid.

8. Powers of the Board

8.1 The Board is entitled to act in the name of the ESEH and to carry out or authorize all actions and operations permitted to the ESEH according to the constitution which are not specifically in the domain of a General Meeting to decide.

8.2 The Board may utilize the ESEH’s funds and represent the ESEH in its promotion or defence.

8.3 Every member of the Board in the proper performance of his duties shall be liable for default, breach of duty or breach of trust and severe negligence solely. Board members responsible for judicial proceedings or for the organization of events on behalf of the ESEH shall be indemnified out the assets of the ESEH against any liability incurred by them in the proper performance of their duties.

8.4 The Board or any of its number as its members may determine may hold any assets or property (whether real or personal) in trust for the ESEH.

8.5 In order to establish links with external organizations the Board may appoint representatives to or from external organizations. Such representatives from other organizations have no vote in the ESEH.

9. Duties of the Board

9.1 The Board is responsible for setting up a project plan to further the objectives of the ESEH and for presenting it to the Council of Regional Representatives for approval. The Board is responsible for ensuring the pursuit of such projects. The organization of a biennial conference of the ESEH is considered a permanent project.

9.2 The President shall be responsible for execution of the Board’s decisions and for assuring the proper and effective functioning of the Society. He shall prepare the agenda of all business meetings and preside at them. He shall be entitled to appoint and remove members of the nomination committee and other committees, except where otherwise provided for in this Constitution. Together with the Secretary, he shall be responsible for the preparation of the biennial report.

9.3 The two Vice-presidents shall support the President in the exercise of his duties and take the place of the President as the situation requires. As far as possible, they shall be entrusted with a specific task or the pursuit of a specific objective, in accordance with decisions taken by the Board.

9.4 The Secretary shall prepare the minutes of all the business meetings of the Society and shall keep a record of them. Together with the President, he shall be responsible for the preparation of the biennial report. He shall give notice to all members of the time and place of the meetings of the Board and the Council of RRs (see art. 12), and the OGM, at least 40 clear days in advance. He shall send out lists of nominees to all members in advance of the election of officers; shall report election results to the membership; shall have charge of the corporate seal of the society; and shall notify all committees of their appointment.

9.5 The Treasurer shall deal with the accounts of the ESEH and, under the guidance of the President, shall maintain the list of members, effect all payments and receive all monies, and under instruction of the Board deal with the withdrawal, transfer and sale of all assets of the ESEH.

9.6 As far as possible the Board entrusts its members (both those elected by the Council of Regional Representatives and those elected by the OGM) with specific tasks, depending on the needs and current projects of the society. Among these tasks are, for example: Webmaster; Member of the Summer School Committee; Member of the Editorial Committee, etc. ‘

Stéphane Frioux

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, université Lyon 2 Chercheur au LARHRA, UMR CNRS 5190

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2nd ESEH Summer School, « Water, Culture, Politics », Venise, juin 2011. Date limite candidatures : 20 février 2011

2011 sera une année importante pour l’European Society for Environmental History :

du 20 au 25 juin sera organisée, avec le soutien financier du Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society de Munich, la 2e Summer School.

Elle se tiendra au Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani (Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza) à Venise, et aura pour thème général :  Water–Culture–Politics: Perspectives in Environmental History

18 doctorants de toute l’Europe seront invités à discuter de leurs travaux, encadrés par des spécialistes. La « summer school » offrira en effet des lectures d’universitaires reconnus, ainsi que des excursions autour de Venise.

Any doctoral student who is affiliated with a university in Europe and whose work touches on the general topic of the summer school (“Water–Culture–Politics: Perspectives in Environmental History”) is invited to apply, regardless of the time period or geographical location of their research. Issues that can be discussed at the summer school may include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Sinking cities

·         Water degradation and pollution

·         Water conservation

·         The politics of water-engineering and water-management

·         Environmentalism in water history

·         Cultural aspects of waterways and lakes in Europe

Candidature :

Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for a paper to be discussed at the summer school (400–500 words) by 20 February 2011 along with a short CV and the names of two references via e-mail (only!) to CarsonCenter@lmu.de (subject line: ESEH summer school 2011).

Preference will be given to doctoral students who have completed most of their archival research and have started to write.


Successful applicants will need to submit their paper (5,000–7,000 words including footnotes) by 27 May 2011. At the summer school, the group will discuss each paper and each student will present formal comments on the paper of a fellow participant.

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society will organize the event and cover travel costs (within Europe) and hotel accommodation in Venice.

Please send specific inquiries to Christof Mauch (mauch@lmu.de).

Stéphane Frioux

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, université Lyon 2 Chercheur au LARHRA, UMR CNRS 5190

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Appel à posters : Histoire des usages et des pratiques scientifiques de l’environnement (date limite : 10 février 2011)

A l’occasion de la journée d’études « Histoire des usages et des pratiques scientifiques de l’environnement » organisée par le Réseau Thématique Pluridisciplinaire « Histoire de l’environnement » du CNRS (INSHS-INEE), qui sera organisée le 29 mars 2011 à l’université d’Arras, un appel à posters scientifiques de jeunes chercheurs est lancé.

Une exposition de posters scientifiques sera en effet organisée en parallèle de la journée d’étude pour présenter des travaux de recherche en cours de jeunes chercheurs.

Vous pouvez envoyer un résumé d’une quinzaine de lignes maximum accompagné d’un titre et de quelques mots-clés, avant le 10 février 2011, à adurand[at]mmsh.univ-aix[point]fr et marc.galochet[at]univ-artois[point]fr

Ci-dessous, vous pouvez télécharger la présentation thématique de la journée d’études :

Journée d’études RTP CNRS- ARRas-29mars2011

Sur le RTP Histoire de l’environnement : http://www.cnrs.fr/inshs/recherche/RTP%20Environnement/presentation.htm