Call for papers / proposals
Intersections: Inaugural environmental history workshop
Call for Papers
Intersections: Inaugural Environmental History Workshop
Monday 3rd September 2018 
Institute of Historical Research, London
This one-day colloquium at the Institute of Historical Research will bring together leading academics, early career researchers and PhD students for the inaugural Environmental History Workshop. The workshop aims to establish an institutional space and informal network fostering dialogue between environmental historians across the UK.

Inviting papers and discussion on the theme of ‘Intersections’, this year’s meeting connects scholars working across different temporalities, geographies, and approaches, whose research incorporates environmental perspectives on the past. The workshop recognises the implicit methodological strength of environmental history in bridging disciplinary boundaries, while emphasising the ways in which historical environments make, and are made by, intersecting forms of human thought, feeling, and action.

As such, we invite papers which speak to the following:
  • Making environments: imagined and material
  • Risk, inequality and vulnerability
  • Dirt, pollution and degradation
  • Preservation, protection and scarcity
  • Extraction, exploitation and commodity chains
  • Empire, sovereignty and state-building
  • Environmental conflict and negotiation
  • Animal-human interactions
We intend for these themes to be understood broadly, so that the programme represents the wide variety of environmental histories being researched in the UK today. PhD students, early career researchers, and papers presenting work in progress are particularly encouraged.

Please send abstracts of 250 words and a short CV to by Friday 10th March 2018.

We also welcome participants who do not wish to present a paper. Registration is free, and will open in the Spring. Some travel expenses may be available for early career researchers.

The inaugural Environmental History Workshop is organised by Elly Robson (Institute of Historical Research; University of Cambridge); Jennifer Keating (Institute of Historical Research); John Morgan (University of Manchester); Leona Skelton (Northumbria University); James Bowen (University of Liverpool); and Robert Gray (University of Winchester).

The Environmental History Workshop will be an annual event hosted at different institutions. For further information, and to get involved, visit:
Environmental History of Russia: the local measurements and perspectives of integral studies Tags:

The Conference "Environmental History of Russia: the local measurements and perspectives of integral studies" is aimed at summarizing the results of regional studies and developing new research directions that allow us to comprehensively represent the historical experience of nature management and solving environmental problems in Russia. 

This Conference is an invitation to historians, sociologists, geographers, environmental and natural scientists, and all other researchers, showing an interest in an environmental history of Russia and the beyond.

The work of the Conference is planned in the following directions:

- environmental history of Russian regions,

- natural resources in the history of Russia,

- environmental problems of industrial development in Russia in the 18th - early of the 21st centuries,

- the history of environmental protection in Russia and beyond,

- urban environmental history,

- transfer of scientific knowledge and technologies in the history of Russia and neighboring countries,

- the role of social institutions and public associations in solving environmental problems of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

Paper Proposals: please submit a short paper proposal of no more than 300 words together with personal information of presenter(s) including full name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information to Anna Agafonova or until June 1, 2017.

Deadline extended until 25 June, 2017.

The message of inclusion of the proposal in the Conference program will be sent to the authors until July 1, 2017.

Conference fee: participation in the Conference is free of charge.

Language of the Conference: official languages of the Conference are English and Russian.

Conference proceedings: we plan to publish articles (no more than 5000 words) in an edited volume in 2017. Submission deadline will be 5 September 2017.

‘Soviet and Post-Soviet Imaginings of Climate’ CFP extension to 15 Feb 2017

‘Soviet and Post-Soviet Imaginings of Climate’

A two-day workshop organised by Nottingham Trent University at King’s College London’s Russia Institute

Dates: 29th-30th March, 2017

Location: King’s College London, UK

 Extended Deadline for Abstracts: 15th February 2017

All queries should be emailed to Dr Marianna Poberezhskaya (

or Dr Teresa Ashe (


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