Stellenausschreibung Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Am Department für Wasser-Atmosphäre-Umwelt, Institut für Hydrobiologie und Gewässermanagement kommt es zur Besetzung einer Stelle als Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in mit Doktorat im Forschungs- und Lehrbetrieb.

Bewerbungsfrist: 27.11.2017

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Ersatz für ein Symbolgetränk in mageren Zeiten

Kaffee im Krieg

Ein Beitrag der Ö1 Reihe Dimensionen mit Lena Hallwirth am 15. 11. 2017, 19.05 Uhr. Der Beitrag kann online 7 Tage nachgehört werden.

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Call for Fellows, Rachel Carson Center

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2018–19 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The RCC’s fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines.
The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018


ERC Starting Grant für Nachhaltigkeitsforscherin Simone Gingrich

Wenn Wälder wieder wachsen: In vielen industrialisierten Ländern wächst der Wald wieder, nachdem lange großflächig abgeholzt wurde. Was auf den ersten Blick positiv für die Umwelt und damit auch für das Klima wirkt, ist nicht notwendigerweise eine Lösung für den Klimaschutz. Simone Gingrich erhält einen renommierten ERC Starting Grant und möchte damit "versteckte Emissionen" von Wiederbewaldungsprozessen aufzeigen und analysieren.

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White Horse Press: Gender and Environmental History - A Call to Arms

A Provocation by Verena Winiwarter and Response by Ruth Morgan. We are privileged to count Verena as a longstanding Editorial Board Member for Environment and History and Global Environment; and Ruth is the newest E&H Board member. Ruth is in the early stages of projecting a workshop and Special Issue of Environment and History on the gender issue. This blog post came out of discussions at ESEH Zagreb and we hope to see its seeds germinating across the environmental history community.

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Call for Candidates: Doctoral Program "Environment and Society" at LMU Munich

The Doctoral Program in Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities and social sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society within an interdisciplinary setting.
The deadline for applications is 15 November.


"Aus der Umweltgeschichte lernen für vorsorgendes Handeln": Planetary Award für Verena Winiwarter

Die Umwelthistorikerin Verena Winiwarter wird am 14. Juni mit dem Planetary Award 2017 in Arnoldstein ausgezeichnet. Die Ehrung erfolgt im Rahmen der „Tage der Zukunft“, die vom Institut für Zukunftskompetenzen organisiert werden.

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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:



"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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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.

CfP: Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History

Become part of the Arcadia network! 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 hi stories . 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.

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83rd Minisymposium of the Centre for Environmental History

Das Anthropozän - ein neues (geologisches) Erdzeitalter?

Ao.Prof. Dr. Michael Wagreich
Department für Geodynamik und Sedimentologie der Universität Wien

Place / Ort: AAU | IFF | Standort Wien, 1070 Wien, Schottenfeldgasse 29
Time / Zeit: Monday,  4 December 2017, 18.15 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 .



Environmental History Database Austria

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