This four-day ESEH graduate student Summer School will convene immediately before the European Society for Environmental History Conference in Munich to offer intermediate to advanced graduate students the opportunity to present and discuss their work, to network with other researchers from across the world, and to witness and learn from eastern Switzerland's complicated alpine environment. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 22 March 2013
All interested graduate students of environmental history working in the broad area of mountains or transborder issues are invited to apply. Accepted participants will receive free room & board (in shared rooms), but participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Lavin, Switzerland.
Our instructors include historians working on social, political, and conceptual questions of mountainous areas in Eurasia, Africa, and South & North America. While our emphasis will be on methodological discussions, we will consider such topics as:
-Diversity of mountain cultures and ecosystems
-Topography, elevation, and seasonality as dividing or else uniting people
-Dependencies and conflicts between highland and lowland peoples
-Contamination, congestion, preservation, and restoration of mountain systems
-Mountains as loci of disaster
-Mountains as refugia during times of war or global warming.
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