Canadian Journal of History - Call for Proposal on Energy History

We would like to draw your attention to a special issue on energy history for the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH).

Anyone interested is asked to submit an abstract proposal by June 2, 2017.

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Graduate Editor/Communications Position

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is looking for a recent graduate and/or doctoral student to join its communications team, initially as maternity cover. The position will ideally start in July 2017 and the contract will run for one year. It may be possible to extend it for a further year, until July 2019.

Note that the deadline to apply is 31 May, 2017.

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Stellenausschreibung - Zeitgeschichte der Nachhaltigkeit in Ostmitteleuropa

Am Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung ist die Stelle einer Doktorandin/eines Doktoranden zu besetzen.

Bewerbungsschluss: 12. April 2017

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Doktorandenstelle "Geschichte der Nachhaltigkeit(en)" (Universität Augsburg)

Am Lehrstuhl für Europäische Regionalgeschichte sowie Bayerische und Schwäbische Landesgeschichte der Universität Augsburg wird  ein/e Doktorand/in im Projekt  "Geschichte der Nachhaltigkeit(en)" gesucht.

Bewerbungsschluss: 25.3.2017

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Arcadia - Call for Papers for the Summer 2017 volume

Founded as a partnership between the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)Arcadia is an online, peer-reviewed publication platform for short, illustrated, and engaging environmental histories. Arcadia’s goals are to promote visibility and connections in global environmental history and historically minded cognate disciplines and to make original research accessible for general audiences.

Arcadia (ISSN 2199-3408) features now 106 articles and is archived and catalogued by the Bavarian State Library. We are currently seeking submissions for our Summer 2017 volume. We will also evaluate proposals for multiple, inter-connected contributions by both individual authors and research groups. All articles will be considered for inclusion in one of our current Arcadia collections: National Parks in Time and Space, Global Environmental Movements, Water Histories, The Nature State, Rights of Nature Recognition, and Terms of Disaster.

What to submit

Arcadia articles tell short (about 750 words) focused, engaging environmental histories about any site, event, person, organization, or species as it relates to nature and human society. Your text should focus on a specific problem/case and refer to a specific place and time. You should include 2-5 digital objects (images, video/audio, or other materials). Please also provide a short bio (including research and publications related to your article) and a profile photo. The complete guidelines for contributors can be accessed here.

How to submit

Simply send an email with your draft submission to Arcadia's managing editor, Katrin Kleemann ( Once your draft is accepted for consideration it will be read by two anonymous peer reviewers (ideally within two weeks). If they recommend acceptance, we will ask you to respond to their feedback within two weeks. At that point the resubmitted manuscript will be copy-edited and uploaded for publication. Review of the submissions will start on 1 April 2017. Please submit by then for full consideration. While submissions can still be made at any time, we are concentrating the review process for our three yearly volumes around 1 April, 1 August, and 1 December.

For submissions and further information please email

We look forward to your contribution!

Information on how to contribute to Arcadia (and the current call) can be found here:

Ausschreibung der Stelle einer Universitätsassistentin bzw. eines Universitätsassistenten

Die Johannes Kepler Universität Linz schreibt am Institut für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte die Stelle einer Universitätsassistentin bzw. eines Universitätsassistenten aus.

Bewerbungsschluss: 3.3.2017

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"Wiener Holz" Eine Studie über Wiens Holzressourcen.

Hohensinner, S., Drescher, A., Eckmüllner, O., Egger, G., Gierlinger, S., Hager, H., Haidvogl, G. & Jungwirth, M. (2016): Genug Holz für Stadt und Land? Wiens Holzressourcen in dynamischen Donau-Auen. Verlag Guthmann-Peterson, Wien ISBN: 978-3-900782-74-0, 88 S.

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ISRIC World Soil Museum can now be visited virtually

The World Soil Museum of ISRIC – World Soil Information in Wageningen can now be visited online. The museum has a collection of reference soil profiles from around the world. These 3D profiles, or monoliths, are used to explain main soil forming factors and to show the importance of the soil for ensuring food security, mitigating climate change, or in terms of their cultural value. The museum, the collection, including the objects in the collection storage – normally off limits to visitors – can now be visited online. You can explore the museum as part of an online tour and search for specific data and information on each soil profile. Further, you can also view profiles from the storeroom which houses the majority of the collection, and obtain a complete overview of the soil profiles by country or soil type. This means you can put together your own ex hibition for your studies or as a work project. The virtual tour is available in English. The scope of the virtual tour will be gradually extended.

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Environment and History Impact Factor

I hope you will be as delighted as I am to hear that Environment and History has just received its 2015 Impact Factor - a fantastic 0.811, up from 0.778 last year (our first ever Impact Factor). This is super news and I’d like to thank you all, and all our referees and authors, for the efforts that have led to this result. It is no small achievement for an  independently published journal to achieve such a result among titles published by resource-rich and data-savvy behemoths like Elsevier, etc. 

Our rankings in subject categories are a phenomenal 5 of 87 in History and 90 of 104 in (the much more scientifically-focused) Environmental Studies.

We would be grateful if you could share this good news with your networks, including by social media if you use it.

Dr S. Johnson, Partner
The White Horse Press


Bulletin 9 from ICEHO (International Consortium of Environmental Histoy Organizations)

Das Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte ist Mitglied von ICEHO und stellt das neueste Bulletin von ICEHO hier auch direkt zur Verfügung.

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Österreichische Umweltgeschichte in Canada sichtbar
Das canadische Umweltgeschichte-Netzwerk NiCHE („Network in Canadian History & Environment“) präsentiert monatlich Ergebnisse aus dem Forschungsprojekt „Sustainable Farm Systems“ auf seiner Website. Zwei Beiträge stammen aus dem österreichischen Projektteam, von Simone Gingrich und Michael Neundlinger.

79. Minisymposium des Zentrums für Umweltgeschichte / Umweltgeschichte im Dialog


Martin Knoll
Historiker und Professor für Europäische Regionalgeschichte an der Universität Salzburg
Sándor Békési
Historiker und Co-Kurator der Ausstellung „Wien von oben“ im Wien Museum

Place / Ort: Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Wien
Time / Zeit: Donnerstag, 30. März 2017, 18.30 Uhr

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Danube Environmental History Initiative

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The Danube Environmental History Network is open to all interested partners for sharing publications, presentations and research opportunities.
If you would like to join, please contact the coordinators Gertrud Haidvogl or Martin Schmid .

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Environmental History Database Austria

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