CfA: ICOHTEC Summer School of 2018

Applications are open now for the Second ICOHTEC Summer School “Does Technology drive History? Theoretical Concepts and Historical Examples” that will take place in Saint-Étienne, France on July 16-21, 2018. The summer school will combine the 45th ICOHTEC Symposium with a two-day intensive seminar course geared to PhD students and young post-doctoral scholars. Applications will be accepted by email until March 5, 2018. For more…
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CfP: Bon Voyage? 250 years exploring the natural world

The Society for the History of Natural History (SHNH), in association with the British Ornithologists’ Club, is organizing a meeting in Liverpool on June 14-15, 2018. The meeting, called “Bon Voyage? 250 years exploring the natural world“, will focus on the lives, encounters, contributions and legacies of many of those involved in the history of natural history exploration around the world,…
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Postdoctoral research positions at the Center for Historical Research in St. Petersburg

The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research in St. Petersburg, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the fields of environmental history or environmental humanities, history of science and technology or urban history. Scholars whose interests are focused on the regions of Circumpolar North or Global South are particularly welcome to…
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A Potentially New Source for Environmental Historians of Turkey: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire

Online historical geographic information system (GIS) called the Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) is a potentially new source for environmental historians and environmental archaeologists who study Turkey and its surrounding regions in Roman era. Developed by the Swedish “research engineer” Johan Åhlfeldt and hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Classical History at Lund University in Sweden, the DARE is a…
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Kebikeç – Special Issue on “Felaket” (Disaster)

Kebikeç, a journal of studies for human resource sciences, published in Turkey has an open call for papers for submissions for a forthcoming special issue on “felaket” (disaster). The editors of for the special issue are Elif Ekin Akşit and Eda Acara. Papers in Turkish can be submitted to the editors by the April 1, 2018 deadline.  

Joachim Radkau’s “Nature and Power” Now Available in Turkish

Prof. Joachim Radkau, an emeritus professor at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, is considered one of the leading representatives of environmental history in the German-speaking world. We were fortunate to listen his keynote lecture at the First Conference on the Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey at the University of Hamburg in October 2017. Now, we are…
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ICOHTEC Prizes and Grants

The International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC has announced article and book prizes, as well as a travel grant. The Turriano ICOHTEC Prize for books on the history of technology (formerly ICOHTEC Prize for Young Scholars) consists of 2,500 Euro. The deadline for submission is 2 February 2018.  For more information, click here. The Maurice Daumas Prize will be awarded to the author…
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The First Conference on Ottoman/Turkish Environmental History Took Place in Hamburg

The “Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey” conference, organized by the TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) of the University of Hamburg, took place in Hamburg, Germany on 27-28 October 2017. The conference was funded by the Asia Africa Institute of the University of Hamburg (AAI), German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH). The two-day conference was…
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Job: Lecturer in Environmental History, The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a specialist working on any aspect of environmental history, in any historical period, and in any geographical region. The appointee would teach and conduct research on the changing uses of, and attitudes towards natural environments in human societies over time. S/he should be an outstanding academic teacher, have a strong track record of…
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CfP: 3rd European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

 GTOT e.V. (Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies) invites scholars from all over the world working in the fields of history, linguistics, philology, literary studies, social sciences, anthropology, and political sciences on Turkey and the Turkic World to participate in the third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Turkologentag 2018). The conference is organized in co-operation with the…
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