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Newsletter de l’ESEH et Appel à communications de son congrès de Tallinn 2019

Péter Szabo, président de l’ESEH, a envoyé le 12 juillet cette lettre d’information que nous sommes heureux de vous faire suivre.

Au nom du bureau du RUCHE, je ne saurais que vous encourager à soumettre des propositions de sessions au congrès de l’ESEH qui se tiendra à Tallinn en août 2019. Le RUCHE a sponsorisé un “petit déjeuner francophone” à la conférence de Zagreb, et se réserve pour Tallinn… si la participation francophone est au rendez-vous !

ESEH Newsletter 2018, issue 2

10th Biennial European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference

Tallinn, Estonia, 21 to 25 August 2019

Hosting institution: Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK), Tallinn University

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters and other, more experimental forms of communicating scholarship for its 2019 biennial conference.

The theme of the conference will be Boundaries in/of Environmental History. Boundary studies is a rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary research that is increasingly relevant in historical research, for example, through studies on trans­national or migration histories, global and colonial environments, relations of humans and animals or technical systems. After a successful conference in Zagreb where we tackled boundaries as contact zones in between, we would like to turn inwards and address the phenomenon of boundaries as internal processes. An environmental historian negotiates constantly the boundaries of its own field and others, but also the boundaries between humans and non­humans, environment and technology, bodily and external, local and global. None of these boundaries are fixed, but constantly redrawn and challenged. Boundary zones mediate the contacts with other areas and act as filters for innovation, where difference and similarity need to be constantly negotiated and enacted.
For further details, see

All proposals should be submitted through our online submission system. The deadline for submittals is October 31, 2018.

Questions about proposals should be directed to the Head of the Programme Committee, Prof. Finn Arne Jørgensen, University of Stavanger, through the email

For more information about the conference and the venue, visit

Download a copy of the ESEH 2019 CFP as a pdf file.

Call for Expression of Interest to host the ESEH biennial conference in 2021

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) invites expressions of interest from scholars who would like to host the biennial conference of the Society in 2021. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2019. For details, please visit

NEXTGATe – a new ESEH initiative

In June 2018 ESEH established its Next Generation Action Team (ESEH NEXTGATe) with a mission to strengthen the presence and influence of next generation scholars in the environmental history field in Europe and beyond. To achieve that goal ESEH NEXTGATe will organize pre-conference and on-site activities primarily for doctoral and post-doc researchers at the ESEH 2019 10th Biennial Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Activities will include social media campaigns, virtual and live events, outreach activities, as well as career planning and publishing industry related event. The first tenure of ESEH NEXTGATe in 2018/19 includes the following members: Roberta Biasillo (Rachel Carson Center, Germany); Elena Kochetkova (Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia); Tayler Meredith (University of Birmingham, UK); Simone Schleper (Leibniz Institute of European History, Germany), and Erin Spinney (University of Oxford, UK). ESEH’s Next Generation Coordinator is Viktor Pál (University of Helsinki, Finland).

Follow ESEH NEXTGATe via Twitter @ENextgate  (

Small Workshop Grants

In 2018, ESEH awarded funding to two small workshops. The first one “Writing environmental history in the 21st century: sources, methods and practices” was organized by Stéphane Frioux on behalf of RUCHE (Réseau Universitaire de Chercheurs en Histoire Environnementale). The workshop, which marked the tenth anniversary of this francophone network, took place June 13-15, 2018 in Lyon, France. Scientists from more than a dozen countries participated, from the Philipines to Canada, and Portugal to Netherlands. The second workshop “First Baltic Conference on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences (BALTEHUMS)”, whose main organizer is Kati Lindström, will take place October 8-9, 2018 at the Academic Center for Natural Sciences, Latvian University, Riga, Latvia.

Turku Book Prize call

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), are pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2019 Turku Book Prize in European Environmental History that they jointly sponsor every two years.

With the purpose of identifying and encouraging excellent, innovative, and well-written scholarship in the field of European environmental history, the prize is worth €3,000 and will be awarded at the 10th Biennial ESEH Conference to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August 2019. This prize rewards authors and books that are European and therefore does not compete with other environmental history prizes that recognize work relating to other parts of the world.

Criteria: Entries must be

  • single-authored monographs
  • original work recognizable as European environmental history
  • published in 2017 or 2018;
  • received by 31 January 2019.

Applicants must submit three copies of the book by mail to the Rachel Carson Center at the address below, as well as a digital copy (preferably a PDF file) to If the book is published in a language other than English, please include a one-page English summary.

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Turku Book Prize
Leopoldstrasse 11a
80802 München

A downloadable version of this announcement is available here

ESEH Notepad in Environment and History

Read the most recent contribution to ESEH’s Notepad section in the journal Environment and History entitled “Environmental history in Spain: Eyeing the future from the past.”

Further news
For further current news, CFPs and job announcements, visit

Stéphane Frioux

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, université Lyon 2 Chercheur au LARHRA, UMR CNRS 5190 Président du RUCHE (2017-2019 et 2019-2021)

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ESEH (Zagreb). Le RUCHE organise un petit déjeuner francophone. 30 juin 2017.

Le programme de l’ESEH 2017 à Zagreb est en ligne. A cette occasion, le RUCHE organise un petit déjeuner francophone pour rassembler, en toute convivialité, les universitaires qui parlent et/ou travaillent en français.
Ce petit déjeuner aura lieu le 30 juin de 7h45 à 9h. Les personnes qui s’inscrivent à la conférence peuvent le sélectionner (gratuitement!) dans la liste des événements auxquels ils souhaitent s’inscrire.

Pour rappel, le programme de l’ensemble de la conférence est consultable ici. Pour s’inscrire à la conférence, c’est .

Pour toute question sur l’organisation du petit déjeuner francophone, vous pouvez contacter Elsa Devienne (