Call for Presentations: Helsinki Environmental Humanities Forum, Autumn 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Helsinki Environmental Humanities Forum is a relaxed atmosphere event, that combines scientific presentations of environmental humanities projects (broadly interpreted), collegian discussion and networking. Its a good place to meet, talk and collect impulses.
Starting from Autumn 2018 the EH forum is going to be conveyed on a bi-weekly basis.
We are planning to organize the bi-weekly EH forum on Tuesdays, 2-4 PM,  starting from mid-September until mid-December.
EH Humanities Forum is now inviting your presentations for Autumn 2018!
We would love to hear about your work and also about your suggestions who we should invite to talk?
Please contact Viktor Pal with your research presentation ideas: viktor(dot)paal(at)gmail(dot)com
Looking forward to hearing about you!!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2-4 pm., Unioninkatu 38 (Topelia), lecture room D112
Professor Ulrike Plath, Tallinn University,  “Singing birds, Pineapples and Thundertorms: Estonian Environmental History in the last 10 Ten Years”

Associate Professor Julia Tofantšuk, Tallinn University,  “Approaches to Literature from an Ecofeminist Perspective”

Please RSVP here: viktor(dot)paal(at)gmail(dot)com

More on the Environmental Humanities Forum:

Call for Applications for the ESEH Next Generation Action Team

The Board of the European Society for Environmental History is seeking applications by doctoral student and post-doctoral researchers to join ESEH’s Next Generation Action Team 2018-2019 (NEXTGATe).

NEXTGATe’s mission is to strengthen the presence and influence of next generation scholars on the environmental history field in Europe and beyond. Successful applicants will collaborate with ESEH’s Next Generation Coordinator, Viktor Pál (University of Helsinki) and jointly plan pre-conference and on-site activities primarily for doctoral and post-doc researchers at the ESEH 2019 biennial conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Activities will include social media campaigns, virtual and live events, outreach activities, as well as career planning and publishing industry related events.

Depending on the strength of applications, three to five NEXTGATe members will be selected by the selection committee. Successful candidates who fill their tenure with NEXTGATe will be offered personalized travel grants to participate in the ESEH 2019 Conference in Tallinn.


To apply, please send the following documents to viktor(dot)paal(at)gmail(dot)com.

1, CV and possible list of publications

2, A short text describing  the goals, that you think NEXTGATe should tackle in 2018-2019 and how you could contribute to these activities.

Deadline for applications is 31 March, 2018


Photos taken at Forum 2. Tuesday, February 27, 2-4 pm., Unioninkatu 38 (Topelia), lecture room D112

Dr. Paula Schönach, Research Coordinator for the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), introduced the brand new institute. Together we’ll explore for various possibilities for cooperation and discuss the role of environmental humanities at HELSUS.