Let me invite you to visit our new project website on environmental history and the
history of technology at the University of Tampere in Finland.
IEHG website is available at: http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/historia/iehg/
"Water is the driving force of all nature."
Leonardo Da Vinci
Finland is often called as the land of a thousand lakes; in fact there are some 180,000.
Therefore, we are very proud of our natural heritage and we do live close to water and
nature. The home town of IEHG is Tampere, which has a long history of pulp, paper and
textile industries. Despite of her smoky past and dozens of downtown chimneys, today, our
city is a dynamic centre of education, research and business, aiming to a sustainable
The IEH Group was set up on a chilly winter afternoon in early 2001. At the moment, Agata
Depka, Harri Mäki, Peter Kamau, Petri S. Juuti and Viktor Pal are the members of IEHG.
Their aim to research and promote different subdisciplines of environmental history. This
website is created to present their activities, encourage discussion and strengthen links
between professionals and non-professionals in Finland and abroad.
Our pages offer information About our group members and for undergraduate students. The
News section displays information about Finnish and foreign calls, events, projects and
conferences of various fields. In addition we proudly present the first Finnish mailing
list of environmental history. New mailing list subscribers are always welcome to Contact
us. Various articles, essays and The List of Finnish Environmental Historians (FEH) will
be published under Documents. Finally, our Links section makes this website the real
Finnish Gateway to Environmental History.
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