Monday, 29 February 2016

50% discount on new book "Cycling and Recycling"

New from Berghahn Books:

 Histories of Sustainable Practices

Edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Helmuth Trischler
256 pages, 18 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN  978-1-78238-970-5 $95.00/£60.00

“This book’s conceptual framework is truly innovative and makes a much-needed intervention in the vast literature on sustainability. Writing against the ‘techno-fix mentality’ that dominates so many contemporary environmental discourses, the editors persuasively argue for the need to resurrect ‘older technologies for a new purpose.’” · Edward D. Melillo, Amherst College

In fascinating case studies ranging from the Early Modern secondhand trade to utopian visions of human-powered vehicles, the contributions gathered here explore the historical fortunes of two such technologies—bicycling and waste recycling—tracing their development over time and providing valuable context for the policy successes and failures of today."

To get your 50% discount use the code OLD705 when you buy the book from the website:

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment

21 and 22 March 2016 
Wadham College, Oxford, UK
We invite you to present a paper that encourages the exchange of interdisciplinary ideas about the main themes of the conference: world population increase, human migration, and environmental sustainability.  Alternatively, you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member.

The Symposium seeks to cover a broad agenda that includes disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, agriculture, law, political science, religion, and social studies. Topics for presentation may reach beyond these areas, and our website contains an extensive list of suggested topics.

Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.

Bilingual website on Russian Environmental History

This website is devoted to 
Environmental History in Russia and about Russia
It is bilingual, but oriented mostly towards the Russian public. 

It is the creation of:

Andrei Vinogradov (Senior Lecturer in the Dept of History, Elabuga Institute, Kazan’ Federal University); and 

Maxim Mostovenko (Research Associate, Lab for Historical Research, Surgut State Pedagogical University)

Monday, 8 February 2016

2016 Chernobyl Trip

The Leverhulme Network 

Exploring Russia's Environmental History and Natural Resources 

will be visiting Kiev and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on 

28 June - 2 July 2016 

More details

The Chernobyl Reactor