The European Society for Environmental History will hold its second summer school for doctoral students from 20–25 June 2011, this time in Italy at the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani (Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza) in Venice.
The topic of this summer school will be:
Water–Culture–Politics: Perspectives in Environmental History
Up to 18 doctoral students from within Europe will be invited to discuss their work in environmental history and related disciplines with specialists and peers. The summer school will offer lectures by distinguished scholars as well as excursions and guided tours around
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch
Rachel Carson Center
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