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Publicado el lunes 17 de febrero de 2020


The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to announce the call for the 2020 ESEH Summer School .The Society aims to stimulate dialogue between humanistic scholarship, environmental science and other disciplines. It welcomes members from all disciplines and professions who share its interest in past relationships between human culture and the environment.



The European Society for Environmental History promotes the study of environmental history in all academic disciplines and encourages anyone who has an interest in the field to join and become involved.

ESEH aims to:

  • encourage the study of European environmental history in a comparative perspective;
  • foster communication among environmental historians across Europe, and with colleagues elsewhere;
  • promote the further institutional development of environmental history within secondary and tertiary education;
  • promote the research and use of environmental history in academic programmes;
  • strengthen the crucial link between environmental history, all policy-making, and the general public.

In order to achieve these goals ESEH has developed a range of activities since its inception in 1999. The society publishes a newsletter, ESEH Notepad, which is quarterly published in the journal Environment and History, published by White Horse Press in Cambridge.

Guidelines for applicants

(1) Although multidisciplinarity is highly regarded, there has to be a clear environmental history focus in the planned program of the Summer School. A combination of classwork with fieldwork is strongly encouraged. The ESEH Summer School committee (SSC) advises applicants to select a topic which is neither too narrow nor too broad.

(2) One of the core ambitions of the ESEH is to strengthen the international knowledge transfer, mobility, and international networking among promising young environmental historians. As such, the summer school should be international, in that it has to involve scholars from more than one country or language group. In order to make this feasible, the courses should be taught in English. The selected summer school would preferably host a majority of European participants, but it should be open to members of all countries.

(3) The Summer School must be a PhD-level course, although recent PhD graduates and advanced Master’s students may be invited to attend. Both the duration of the summer school as well as the number of included students and teachers can be decided by the organizers themselves.

(4) There can be no fees for participants. The SSC will privilege proposals that will include free or heavily subsidised accommodation for the participants.

(5) As confirmed official ESEH support may help with obtaining other funding for the proposed Summer School, organizing committees are invited to submit their applications prior to having secured such funding. Please submit your proposal only if it is highly likely that the total funding obtained will be sufficient.

The successful applicant/s will receive the advisory support of the ESEH and a total of 500 EUR to support the Summer School, which will be advertised on the ESEH website as well as through the president’s newsletter. The successful applicant/s will have the right and obligation to use the ESEH logo in announcements, flyers and websites related to the selected summer school.

Deadline for 1st round of applications: March 2, 2020.

The ESEH Board and the ESEH Summer school committee will consider the applications in March 2020 and by April 1st at the latest, all applicants will be informed of the outcome. The ESEH Summer school committee will be happy to advise the successful applicants on the call for participants.

NB: If no summer school is selected in the first round, or there is funding available for a second summer school in 2020, a second round of applications will be held in May 2020.

Deadline for 2nd round of applications: May 15, 2020

The ESEH Board and the ESEH Summer school committee will consider the applications in May/June 2020 and by June 15th at the latest, all applicants will be informed of the outcome.

The ESEH Summer school committee will be happy to advise the selected SSCH organizing committee regarding the call for participants.

Please apply by submitting the application form to Dr. Stefan Dorondel, chair of the ESEH Summer school committee, via e-mail stefan.dorondel[at]

SEH's Summer School Selection Comittee - 2020

  • Marco Armiero, Environmental Humanities Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Andrea Gaynor, History M204, The University of Western Australia
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany
  • Elena Kochetkova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Ulrich Koppitz, Medical History Library Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Martin Knoll, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Anastasia Fedotova, Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • Onur Inal, Near Eastern Studies Department, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Andrew Flack, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Charles-François Mathis, University Bordeaux-Montaigne, France
  • Roberta Biasillo, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Stefan Dorondel , Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology, Romania
  • Jeroen Oomen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Kati Lindstraem, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Nathalia Capellini, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, France

The Summer School is organized according to the ESEH Constitution ( eseh/eseh-constitution) and Organization of Summer Schools ( school/summer-schools-benefits-requirements/). If you have any further questions, please contact the ESEH summer school committee for clarification and advice. They will be happy to answer.



  • lunes 02 de marzo de 2020
  • viernes 15 de mayo de 2020

Palabras claves

  • histoire environnementale, école d'été


  • Stefan Dorondel
    courriel : stefan [dot] dorondel [at] antropologia [dot] ro

URLs de referencia

Fuente de la información

  • Nathalia Capellini
    courriel : jebresil2022 [at] gmail [dot] com


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