ESEH Summer School for PhD Students, Italy

Deadline: 20 February 2011
Open to: doctoral student of environmental history
Venue: 20 – 25 June 2011, Venice, Italy

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and 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 Venice.

Who is Eligible

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

How to Apply

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 to [email protected] (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.

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society will organize the event and cover travel costs (within Europe) and hotel accommodation in Venice.

Send specific inquiries to Christof Mauch [email protected]

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