Currently 27 scholars from Europe, Latin America, and North America participate to the activities of the IHSEAR. (In Alphabetical order.)


Anthony W. Andersson, New York University, USA

Marco Armiero, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Eunice Blavascunas, Whitman College, USA

Stephen Brain, Mississippi State University, USA

Pablo Corral Broto, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France


Nathalia Capellini, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, France

Laurent Coumel Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen, France

Robert Corban, Columbia University, USA


Siad Darwish, Rutgers University, USA

Michel Dupuy, L’Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine, France


Carlos Gomez Florentin, SUNY, Stony Brook University, USA


Eagle Glassheim University of British Columbia, Canada


Dan Haines, University of Bristol, UK

Jennifer Hoyt, Berry College, USA


Onur Inal, University of Arizona, USA


Astrid Mignon Kirchhof, Humboldt University, Germany

Elena Kochetkova Higher School of Economics, Russia


Simo Laakkonen, University of Turku, Finland

Arthur Lakatos, University of Cluj, Romania

Philipp Nicholas Lehmann, Max Planck Institute, Germany


Jonathan Oldfield


Viktor Pál, University of Helsinki, Finland

Tetiana Perga, National Academy of Science, Ukraine

Hrvoje Petric, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Christopher Reed, Iowa State University, USA


Arnošt Štanzel Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany

Eva-Maria Stolberg, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Anthony W. Andersson

– positions: PhD Candidate, New York University, USA

-education: MA, History, Case Western Reserve University, 2010

-research interests:

Latin American history


2018 (exp.) “Revolution in the Forest: The Forgotten Crusade to Build and Defend the New
Guatemala in El Petén,” in Revisiting the Guatemalan Revolution, eds. Julie Gibbings and
Heather Vrana
2018 (exp.) “Conservation and Counterinsurgency in Cold War Guatemala,” in Authoritarian
Environments or Green Dictatorships?, eds. Stephen Brain and Viktor Pal.
2016 “Review of the Archive at the Center for Meso-American Research,” at Dissertation
Reviews, http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/13288

–links to social networks, personal blogs


Marco Armiero

– positions: Director of the Environmental Humanities Laboratory and associate professor of environmental history, KTH Royal institute of technology, Sweden

-education: PhD in Economic History

-research interests: Nation/nationalism and nature; migrations; environmental justice. Specifically: Fascism; the Alps; Subaltern environmentalism; Commons and property rights; Cultural landscapes; Normal science and empirical knowledge; Italians in the Americas; Environmental changes and migrations; Leisure; the Great War and the environment

-publications (selection)


2013 Le montagne della patria. Nazione e natura nella storia d’Italia. Secoli XIX e XX(Torino: Einaudi [translation of the English edition])

2011 Rugged Nation. Mountains and the Making of Modern Italy, 1860-2000(Cambridge, UK: White Horse Press)

2004 Storia dell’ambiente. Una introduzione (Roma: Carocci)

Edited volumes:

2014 A History of Environmentalism: Local Struggles, Global Histories (co-editor Lise Sedrez) (London –New York: Bloomsbury)

2012 State of Nature, 2nd International Workshop of the Nature and Nation NetworkBucharest, 2-4 December 2011 (co-editors Wilko Graf von Hardenberg and Valentin Quintus Nicolescu) Bucharest: Pro-Universitaria)

2010 Nature and History in Modern Italy (co-editor Marcus Hall) (Athens: Ohio University Press)

Special issues

2014 “Fascism and nature,” Modern Italy 19:3

2014 (co-editor Wilko Graf von Hardenberg), “Nature and Nation,” Environment and History 20:1

5.5 Journal articles (peer reviewed)

2015 – Of the Titanic, the Bounty, and Other Shipwrecks, Intervalla Vol. 3, 2015: 49-45

2014 “Is there an indigenous knowledge in the urban north? Re/inventing local knowledge and communities in the struggles over garbage and incinerators in Campania, Italy,” Estudos de Sociologia [Online] 1 (20)

2014 “Introduction: Fascism and nature,” Modern Italy 19 (5): 241-245

2014 “Making Italians out of rocks. Mussolini’s shadows on Italian mountains,” Modern Italy 19 (1): 261-274

2014 “Editorial introduction,” co-authored with Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Environment and History 20: 1-8

2013 “Green Rhetoric in Blackshirts: Italian Fascism and the Environment,” co-authored with Wilko Graf von Hardenberg,Environment and History 19, 283-311

2011 “Enclosing the Sea. Work and Leisure Spaces in the Remaking of the Naples Waterfront (1870-1900),” Radical History Review 109: 13-35

2009 “Seeing Like a Protester: Nature, Power, and Environmental Struggles,” Left History
13 (1): 59-76

2004 “Italy,” in “Environmental History in Europe from 1994 to 2004: Enthusiasm and Consolidation.” ed. by Verena Winiwarter, in  Environment and History 10: 501-530
2014 “On History, Nature and Nation. An Interview with David Blackbourn,” co-authored with Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Environment and history 20

–links to social networks, personal blogs




Eunice Blavascunas


– positions

Rachel Carson Center Fellow (2013-2014),  LMU University, Munich, Germany

Faculty Associate, University of Maine (2012-present)


Ph.D. (2008) University of California Santa Cruz

-research interests

I write about the way the Communist and peasant pasts interact with contemporary nature conservation projects in eastern Poland.  Environmental Anthropology, Bialowieza Forest, Foresters, Commons, Jewish-Polish relations, Science Technology Studies (STS), Environmental History

My work looks at the way the Communist and peasant pasts interact and trouble conservation projects in northeastern Poland.  Research sites include the Bialowieza Forest, the Biebrza Marsh and the Vistula Riverbanks in Warsaw.  I employ both ethnographic and archival methods to talk about cultural memory and uses of the past in the present.

(2014)Manuscript in Progress: Forest Entanglements: Uses of the Peasant and Communist Pasts in the Bialowieza Forest

My book examines the uses of the communist and peasant pasts in the Bialowieza Forest, Europe’s last low land old growth forest.  This is an area of outstanding biodiversity where traditional peasant farming, commercial logging, and strict nature protection have all shaped and interacted with natural processes.  I show how the progressive ideas underlying Polish conservationists’ intentions had to tangle with many conflicting memories of the communist and peasant past.  I write about a moment when conservation work aimed at protecting rare nature in new national parks overlapped and affected the EU-mandated structural changes for the Polish countryside.  The manuscript looks at which pasts fester, which are forgotten, and which are celebrated in ecological projects.


(2014) “When Foresters Reterritorialize the Periphery: Postsocialist Forest Politics in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest.” Accepted for publication at Journal of Political Ecology.

(2013) “Signals in the Forest: Cultural Boundaries of Science in Bialowieza, Poland” in New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies. eds. Finn Arne Jorgensson, Dolly Jorgenson and Sarah Pritchard. Pittsburgh University Press.

(2010) “Imaginative Geography at the Forested Polish/Belarusian Borderland. “ in Annus Albaruthenicus vol.11, ed: Sokrat Janowicz. Stowarzyszenie Villa Sokrates, Krynki, Poland.

(2009)“From Agriculture to Ecology: Rural Responses to New Modes of Production” in P-S Landscapes: Optics for Urban Studies. eds. Nerijus Milerius, Benjamin Cope: EHU, Vilnius.

(2009) “Ecological Community: Pogroms, Peat Bogs and the Zapust Festival” In Anthropology of East Europe Review.  27:2. November.

(2007) “Border Trouble: Constituting and Crossing Borders in the Bialowieza Primeval Forest”in Borders and Boundaries in the European Union: Crossing and Resisting Strategieseds. Mathilde Darley and Paul Bauer. Centre Francais de Recherche en Sciences Sociales. Prague.

(2002) “Authenticity and Rhetoric in the Bialowieza Forest Preserve in Just Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life.ed. Peter Miller. Rowman and Littlefield: Boulder.

-links to social networks, personal blogs


documentary film “Black Stork White Stork” (2014)

Stephen Brain

Stephen Brain

Current institution, position or any other important positions in the past:
Mississippi State University, Associate Professor
(2013-4: Visiting Professor, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)
PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 2007
Main topic, research interests in one sentence/key words:
Soviet Environmental History
Brief description of research interests:
I am currently working on an environmental history of collectivization, and an environmental history of Cold War diplomacy.
Recent publications:
Most recent article: “The Appeal of Appearing Green,” Cold War History, 2014. DOI:10.1080/14682745.2014.971015
Most recent book: Song of the Forest, 2011.

Pablo Corral Broto



École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre Maurice Halbwachs

PhD (EHESS and Universidad de Granada, 2014)

Spanish Regional Representative of the ESEH (from 2011)

Former member of the Board of Directors of the French ESEH section (RUCHE)

-research interests

Environmental History of Franco’s Spain, Socio-environmental changes

-brief description of research interests

I analyze the relationship between environmental conflicts and Spanish Franco’s dictatorship and Transition to democracy. In extent, I interrogate how did social and political changes and environment link between them during the second half of the XXth century, into industrialist or planned post-World War II economies. The environmental turn at industrialist and authoritarian societies involved, in my opinion, environmental public and scientific opinion issues, legal environmental actions and subversive social protests. To an extent, Environmental Justice movements, political ecology, and local-to-global-scale history of environmental awareness into authoritarian contexts show the evidence about a new kind of society that we have to reconsider.

-recent publications

Corral, P., “Unesociétéenvironnementale et ouvrière ? Histoire du mouvementouvrieret de l’environnementcontre Franco (1964-1979),” Écologie&Politique, Spring 2015 [accepted, peer review]

Corral, P., “The Greening of Underground and Antifrancoist Working Class Movement in Spain (Aragon, 1967-1977),” II World Congress of Environmental History, Guimarães (Portugal), 8th June 2014.

Corral, P., “Del asociacionismo al lobbying ambiental. Los industriales y el medioambiente en la Españafranquista”, Historia 2.0, Fall 2014 [accepted, peer review]

Corral,P.andOrtegaSantos,A.(Eds.),Diálogosdesaberesambientales:pasadosy futuros,númeroespecialdeHalac.BeloHorizonte,Vol.II,nº2,marzo-agosto 2013, p. 111-115 [special issue editor].

-social networks, personal blogs

Ruedhaportail: http://ruedha.hypotheses.org

Scientific videocast and postcastEditions :

Canal-U (French & English): http://www.canal-u.tv/video/ehess/l_environnement_des_travailleurs_au_xxe_siecle.12686

Ruedha’s EH Podcast (English): http://ruedha.hypotheses.org/category/podcast

Nathalia Capellini


-current position

PhD student -Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Centre d’Histoire Culturelle des Sociétés Contemporaines

-research interests

Brazilian contemporary history, military regime, Amazon, dams, energy sector

-brief description of research interests

My research focuses on the environmental history of the Amazon region of Brazil during the military government (1964-1985), especially regarding infrastructure building (dams and roads), environmental and energy policy and environmental conflict. I’m also interested in Latin America contemporary history, water management and the gender perspective in historical analysis

-recent publications

– La Marche mondiale des femmes 1998-2008 : une décennie de lutte internationale féministe; Publication du Secrétariat Internarional de la Marche Mondiale des Femmes. 2008.

– “Drought and migration in Northeastern Brazil” in François Gemenne; Pauline Brücker; Joshua Glasser (ed.); The State of Environmental Migration 2010. Iddri / IOM, 2011.

-Communication « Le barrage Tucuruí à l’épreuve de l’idéologie » à la Primera Escuela de Postgrado de la Sociedad Latino Americana de Historia Ambiental, Bogota (Colombia), 3- 7 juin 2013

-Intervention « Construire de citernes, déconstruire des tabous » dans le panel Femmes et Eau au Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau à Marseille, 2012.

-social networks, personal blogs



Robert Corban

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PhD Student, Department of History, Columbia University


MA in History, Syracuse University, 2015

BA in History and Sociology, University of Mississippi, 2013

Research Interests:

Environmental history of Italy and Southern Europe, history of agricultural science, everyday life

Brief Description of Research Interests:

I am interested in the environmental dimensions of agricultural development in Italy and Southern Europe. Most of my research thus far has focused on the range of initiatives introduced by Benito Mussolini between 1925 and 1934 under the banner of the ‘Battle for Grain,’ with specific attention to the roles played by fascist experts throughout that campaign. I am currently working on a history of agricultural science in the Po Valley, a project that I aim to develop in a forthcoming article and dissertation on the broader transformation of Italian farming before, during and after the interwar period.

Links to Social Networks



Laurent Coumel


-current position

Senior researcher for the project « EcoGlobReg » at the Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre européen, Centre national de la recherche scientifique et de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (CERCEC CNRS-EHESS) in Paris, France (and currently associated researcher at the Center for French-Russian Studies in Moscow, Russia)

Since 2013 : Board Member of the Réseau universitaire de chercheurs en histoire environnementale (RUCHE), Paris, France


PhD, University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), 2010

-research interests

Soviet environmentalism, water resources and management, tourism, heritage

-brief description of research interests

My research focuses on the history of “nature protection” in its social and political context in Soviet Russia in the second half of the 20th century. I began to study the 1960 law, its origins and its consequences, including the renewal of environmental movement in this republic (especially in academic circles: scientists and students). Currently, I study the expression and influence of environmentalism in the Upper Volga region (including lake Seliger) from the 1960s to the 1990s and beyond, in terms of use conflicts with tourism development planning and of heritage and national values. In this book-length project, I would like to help understanding the place and role of the environment in the recent social and cultural history of Russia, in a transnational perspective. Temporary title: « At the Sources of (Post-) Soviet Environment: Upper Volga River between use conflicts, public models of nature and heritage building » (Aux sources de l’environnement (post-) soviétique: les hauts de la Volga entre conflits d’usage, représentations publiques de la nature et patrimonialisation)

-recent publications

With Marc ÉLIE, « A Belated and Tragic Ecological Revolution: Nature, Disasters, and Green Activists in the Soviet Union and in the Post-Soviet states (1960s-2010s) », The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 2013, 40, 2, p. 157-165

« A Failed Environmental Turn? Khrushchev’s Thaw and Nature Protection in Soviet Russia », The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 2013, p. 167-189

-links to social networks, personal blogs


Siad Darwish

-current position

PhD Candidate, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


MA in Critical Intervention in Theory and Ethnography (CITE), Rutgers University;

MA in the Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation, University of Sussex;

BSc Anthropology, Roehampton University.

-research interests

Specifically, I am interested in waste, dirt and pollution as both material entities and political symbols in Tunisia starting primarily with the rule Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. I then trace the transformation of these entities and symbols in the revolutionary and post-revolutionary period. I am thereby trying to develop concepts of authoritarian and revolutionary envrionemntal governance.

-brief description of research interests

My doctoral research is broadly concerned with the relationship between political systems and environmental pollution

-recent publications

Forthcoming “Of Waste and Revolutions: Environmental Legacies of Authoritarianism in Tunisia”, Global Africa, University of California Press

-links to social networks, personal blogs

siaddarwish.com (currently under construction)


Michel Dupuy

-current position

Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, Paris, France.


PhD in modern and contemporary history, University Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3, 1997. The diffusion of forest ecology in France and in Germany 1880-1980.

-research interests

air pollution, forest ecology in Europe, particularly in France and Germany

– research activities

2010-2013 Member of the european program the tree and the forest : politics and communications XVe-XXIe centuries, in relation with the Groupe d’Histoire des Forêts Françaises and the Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine

2006-2009 Member of the research program : Biodiversité et Gestion Forestière Enjeux écologiques et sociaux, in relation with the Unité Environnement de l’INRAEvry and the GIP ECOFOR

2000-2003 Member of the research program : Grands vents et patrimoine arboré, in relation with the Groupe d’Histoire des Forêts Françaises and the GIP ECOFOR

2001 Member of the Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (CNRS – UPR 671) as associated researcher

July-august 1999 – 2001 Fellow of the Mission Historique Française en Allemagne in Göttingen

1997-1998 Postdoctoral at Centre Marc Bloch a French-German Centre for Research in the Social Sciences in Berlin

1989-1992 Member of the program DEFORPA (Dépérissement des Forêts attribué aux Pluies Acides)

Since 1986 Member of the Groupe d’Histoire des Forêts Françaises

-recent publications


Les cheminements de l’écologie en Europe, Paris : L’Harmattan, 2004, p. 297.

Histoire de la pollution atmosphérique en Europe et en RDA, Paris : L’Harmattan, 2003, p. 157

Research Articles Published in Reviews and Contributions to Scientific Books

Science, pouvoir et pluies acides en RDA, in L Coumel, A. Vrignon, Pouvoir(s) et Environnement, Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015.

Ecologues et médias, entre vulgarisation et alarme écologique, Le temps des médias, 2015.

De l’utilisation des médias par les scientifiques : le cas de la pollution de l’air et de la forêt 1880-2003, in M. Le Roux, T. Le Roux (éd.), Publishing Communicating Science, 2015, Peter Lang.

La Dübener Heide : un massif forestier entre enjeux scientifiques et politiques, 1957-1989, in T. Le Roux, M. Letté, Débordements industriels. Environnement, territoire et conflit XVIIIe-XXIe siècle, Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2013, pp. 247-267.

Environnement et télévision depuis les années 1970, in Charles-François Mathis, Jean-François Mouhot (éd.), Une protection de la nature et de l’environnement à la française, Paris : Champ Vallon, 2013, pp. 263-280.

Industries, forêts et pollution atmosphérique en RDA 1949-1974, Histoire, Economie et Société, 2002, 21, pp. 123-134.

Conference papers

Pluies acides sur la RDA : la construction d’une impasseSéminaire l’Environnement à l’Est, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 30 janvier 2015

De l’utilité des vraies et des fausses alarmes écologiques, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics d’Etat, Lyon, 5 décembre 2013

Acid rain on the GDR, Workshop Environment Protection in the Global Twentieth Century, Berlin, 25-27 Octobre 2012

-links to social networks, personal blogs



Carlos Gomez Florentin


-current position

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Stony Brook University


MA in Politics, New York University (2009)

Licenciado en Ciencias Politicas, Universidad Catolica de Asuncion (2006)

-research interests

Environmental History of Southern Cone Military Governments; Modern Latin American History; Recent Southern Cone History; Political History

-brief description of research interests

My dissertation grapples with the unintended consequences of the construction of the Itaipu Dam from an interdisciplinary perspective. Keywords: Itaipu Dam on the Parana River and the Environmental History of the Upper Parana Region and the Military Governments of Brazil and Paraguay in the 1970s (Brazil/Paraguay)

-recent publications

1954, El Contexto Historico, El Lector: Asuncion, Paraguay, 2014

Links to recent publications



-links to social networks, personal blogs


Twitter: @cgomezfloren

Facebook: Carlos Gomez Florentin

Eagle Glassheim

Eagle Glassheim

-current position

Associate Professor of History

University of British Columbia


Ph.D. (2000) Columbia University

-brief description of research interests

History of the Black Triangle—forced migration, environmental history.  So far I’ve mostly worked on the borderlands of Czechoslovakia, but I also have an interest in the coal mining regions of East Germany and Poland.

-recent publications

“Unsettled Landscapes: Czech and German Conceptions of Social and Ecological Decline in the Post-War Czechoslovak Borderlands,”Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 50, no. 2 (2015): 318-336.

 “Heimat a jeho dlouhý stín: Lidská a přírodní ekologie československého pohraničí.“  [Heimat’s long shadow: Human and natural ecologies of the Czechoslovak borderlands.]  Dějiny a současnost, vol. 32, no. 10 (2010): 16-19.

“Most, the Town that Moved: Coal, Communists, and the ‘Gypsy Question’ in Post-War Czechoslovakia.”  Environment and History, vol. 13, no. 4 (2007): 447-476. 

“Ethnic Cleansing, Communism, and Environmental Devastation in Czechoslovakia’s Borderlands, 1945-1989.” Journal of Modern History, vol. 78, no. 1 (March, 2006): 65-92.

-links to social networks, personal blogs


Dan Haines

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– Current position: Lecturer in Environmental History at the University of Bristol. Formerly, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London (2011-2014).
– Education: PhD in History, Royal Holloway, University of London (2011).
– One sentence research topic: I research histories of water, land and political power in South Asia, with a focus on twentieth century India and Pakistan.
– Brief description of research interests:
My research focuses on the political and environmental history of modern South Asia. As well as archival history, I use interdisciplinary ideas ranging from political geography to science and technology studies. With a focus on the politics of water-resource development in the mid-twentieth century, my aim is to uncover how the ‘natural’ environment has influenced human attempts to build political societies – and vice versa. My current project is a history of the India-Pakistan dispute over river waters in the Indus Basin after their independence from British rule. My previous project, which resulted in my book Building the Empire, Building the Nation: Development, Legitimacy, and Hydro-Politics in Sind, 1919-1969, argued that the democratic trend of constitutional changes in mid-twentieth century colonial India and Pakistan conflicted with the authoritarian economic imperatives of major dam projects. My work covers a range of government types including colonial authoritarianism, democracy, and military dictatorship.
– Recent publications:
• Building the Empire, Building the Nation: Development, Legitimacy, and Hydro-Politics in Sind, 1919-1969, Oxford University Press (2013)
• ‘Sovereignty Deferred?: Territorial state-making and the Commonwealth in South Asia, 1947-1960’, Geopolitics 19:3 (2014). DOI 10.1080/14650045.2014.896796.
• ‘(Inter)Nationalist Rivers?: Cooperative Development in David Lilienthal’s Plan for the Indus Basin, 1951’, Water History 6:2 (2014), DOI 10.1007/s12685-013-0084-0
• ‘Concrete “Progress”: Irrigation, development and modernity in mid-twentieth century Sind’, Modern Asian Studies 45:1 (2011): 179-200. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X10000259
• ‘A “Commonwealth Moment” in South Asian decolonization’, Elisabeth Leake and Leslie James (eds.), Negotiating Independence: New Directions in the Histories of the Cold War and Decolonization (Bloomsbury, expected February 2015)
– Links to social networks: Academia.edupage: https://bristol.academia.edu/DanielHaines

Jennifer Hoyt

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– Current position:Assistant Professor, Department of History, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA USA

– Education:Ph.D., Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

M.A., Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

B.A., History, University of Georgia, 2004

– Research Interests: Modern Latin America, Argentina, the Cold War, Latin American authoritarian regimes, urban and environmental history.

Current Research: I am currently working on a manuscript entitled Beyond the Dirty War: Urban Reforms and Protest in Buenos Aires, 1976-1983. The study examines the last military dictatorship in Argentina and a comprehensive set of urban reforms the regime initiated in the capital. The projects included a network of seven urban highways, a green belt surrounding the city, revamped trash collection, renovation of existing parks, and many other smaller, complimentary activities. By remaking Buenos Aires, the military hoped to control the population more effectively and to create a new national image, one based on modernity, stability, and efficiency.

– Recent publications:

–          “U.S.-Argentine Relations,” in Oxford Research Encyclopedias in History(approved for publication, March 2016).

–          “Clean, Fast, and Green: Urban Reforms in Buenos Aires and Cold War Ideologies, 1976-1983.” Urban History, Vol 42, No 4 (Nov. 2015): 646-662.

–          “The Other Dirty War: Cleaning up Buenos Aires during the Last Dictatorship (1976-1983),” in Beyond the Eagle’s Shadow: New Histories of Latin America’s Cold War. Mark A. Lawrence, Virginia Garrard-Burnett, and Julio E. Moreno, eds. (University of New Mexico Press, 2013)

– Links to social networks:

–          @JTHoyt


Onur Inal

Onul Inal

– Position

2007-2015: Instructor and Graduate Assistant, History Department, University of Arizona (Tucson, USA)
2004-2006: Research Assistant, Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey)

Ph.D, University of Arizona, History (2015)
M.A, Koç University, Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management (2006)
B.A, Yeditepe University, Political Science and International Relations (2003)

Research Interests:
Environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey


“Environmental History as an Emerging Field in Ottoman Studies: An Historiographical Overview.” Journal of Ottoman Studies 38 (2011), 1-25.

Astrid Mignon Kirchhof



Currently fellow at the Deutsche Museum, Munich, in the project History of Nuclear Energy and Society (HoNESt) – Horizon 2020 program.


D.Phil (2008) Technical University Berlin, Modern History, 19./20. Century
M. Phil (1999) University of New South Wales, Australia, Modern History, 20. Century

-research interests

  • Nature protection and environmental history
  • Contemporary East and West German history
  • History of nuclear energy
  • Transnational social movement
  • Urban history
  • Research on women and gender
  • Social welfare history

-brief description of research interests

Transnational military and civilian use of nuclear energy and society’s perception of it in the Western world.

Comparison of environmental policies in European states with different political and economical orders

Project 1: The Nature of the Cold War: GDR Nature Conservation Policy during the East-West Conflict from 1945 to 1990

Project 2: History of Nuclear Energy and Society (HoNESt) in Westgermany

-recent publications

Edited Special Issues in peer reviewed journals

  • Transcontinental and Transnational Links in Social Movements and Environmental Policies in the 20th century: Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 61 (2015) No. 3. Special issue ed. with Chris McConville.
  •  Protest in the City: Democracy and Dissent in 1980s Europe in: Journal of Urban History, 41(2015) No. 4. Special section ed. with Carla MacDougall and Peter Weiß.
  • Gegenwelten, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 41 (2015), No. 1.,special issue ed. with Nina Leonhard.
  • Global Protest against Nuclear Power. Transfer and Transnational Exchange in the 1970s and 1980s, in: Historical Social Research, Vol. 39 (2014), No. 4. Focus issue ed. with Jan-Henrik Meyer.
  • Umweltgeschichte und Geschlecht: von Antiatomkraftbewegung bis Ökofeminismus, in: Ariadne, Forum für Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, 64 (2013), Special issue ed. with Laura Schibbe.Articles since 2014
  • Finding Common Ground in the Transnational Peace Movements, in: Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 61 (2015), No. 3, pp. 432-449. Peer reviewed.
  • Together with Chris McConville, Introduction: Transcontinental and transnational links in social movements and environmental policies in the 20th century: in: Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 61 (2015), No. 3, pp. 331-338. Peer reviewed.
  • Der freie Mensch fordert keine Freiheiten, er lebt einfach.“ Die Nestoren des DDR Naturschutzes und die Herausbildung einer reformbewegten Gegenwelt, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 41 (2015), No. 1, pp. 71 –106. Peer reviewed.
  • Together with Nina Leonhard, Introduction: Gegenwelten, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 41 (2015) No.1, pp. 5-16. Peer reviewed.
  •  ‘For a decent quality of life’: Environmental groups in East and West Berlin, in: Journal of Urban History, 41(2015) No. 4, pp. 1-22. Peer reviewed.
  • Together with C. MacDougall/P. Weiß, Introduction: Protest in the City: Democracy and Dissent in 1980s Europe in: Journal of Urban History, 41(2015) No. 4, pp. 603-606. Peer reviewed.
  • Spanning the Globe: Australian Protest against Uranium Mining and their West-German Supporters, in: Historical Social Research, Vol. 39 (2014), No. 1. pp. 254-273. Peer reviewed.
  • With Jan-Henrik Meyer, Introduction: Global Protest against Nuclear Power. Transfer and Transnational Exchange in the 1970s and 1980s, in: Historical Social Research, Vol. 39 (2014), No. 1. pp. 165-190.

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 Elena Kochetkova




Lecturer, Junior Researcher, National Research University Higher School of Economics – Saint-Petersburg


PhD Student, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, degree expected in the late 2016

-research interests

Technology transfers, water pollution and industrial production, Soviet technological modernization and environment

-brief description of research interests

My research deals with Soviet modernization of forestry industry in the 1950s-1960s, its impact on environment and the role of technology transfer in both modernization processes and environmental policy. The period in focus was years of “surpassing and overcoming the West” which implied intensive industrial production and, as a consequence, environmental pollution. At the same time, they introduced first attempts of environmental protection in an industrial area. My aim is to analyze what was the role of modernization and were the relations of industrial and protection discourses in the communist society on both state and local levels. In addition, as some technological ideas and techniques flew to Soviet enterprises from a neighboring Finland (such as water treatment facilities, among others), I examine different ways of technology transfer to discover the role of Ease-West interactions and their impact on Soviet domestic politics.

-recent publications

The Soviet-Finnish Forestry Cooperation in the Soviet Near-Border Area and Technology Transfer between 1953-1964// Culture, Languages, History: Integration and Border Crossing. Studia Humaniora et paedogogica collegii narovensis ed. by Nina Raud and Olga Burdakova, Narva, 2014, pp. 37-48.

Science, Environment, Infrastructure, and Technology, History of Science in Central and Eastern Europe, Munich Spring School, 2014. Available at:   http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/index.asp?id=5438&view=pdf&pn=tagungsberichte

Технологическая модернизация в СССР в 1950-е – 1960-е гг. (на примере Светогорского целлюлозно-бумажного комбината)// Вестник Пермского государственного университета, серия «История», вып. 1(24)., Пермь, 2014. С.194-205. (Technological Modernization in the USSR in 1950s – 1960s (on the example of Svetogorsky pulp and paper plant).

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Simo Laakkonen



Cultural Production and Landscape Studies at the University of Turku, Finland


PhD, University of Helsinki, 2001

-research interests

Environmental history of the Baltic Sea

-brief description of research interests

He has directed international research projects on the environmental history of urban areas and the Baltic Sea. He has published or edited several books and coedited two special issues on Baltic Sea questions published in Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environmentpublished by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2007 he coedited a book entitled “Ecology of War: Environmental History of Modern Warfare” (in Finnish).He is now coediting a book that will focus on the global environmental history of World War II, which was the largest military conflict in human history.

-selected publications

Laakkonen, Simo, “Waves of Laws and Institutions: The Emergence of National Awareness of Water Pollution and Protection in the Baltic Sea Region over the Twentieth Century” in Norbert Götz (ed.), The Sea of Identities. A Century of Baltic and East European Experiences with Nationality, Class, and Gender. Huddinge: Södertörn University, 2014, 293-218.

Simo Laakkonen, Richard Tucker (Eds.), A Special Issue on “World War II, the Cold War, and Natural Resources”, Global Environment, 10/2012, 8-115.

Simo Laakkonen et al. (Eds.): Science and governance of the Baltic Sea, AMBIO: A Journal on the Human Environment, April, 2-3/2007, 123-286.

Simo Laakkonen,Tuomas Räsänen: Cold War and the environment. The role of Finland in international environmental politics in the Baltic Sea region. AMBIO, April, 2-3/2007, 223–230.

Simo Laakkonen, Sari Laurila, Pekka Kansanen, Harry Schulman (Eds.), Näkökulmia Helsingin ympäristöhistoriaan, Kaupunki ja sen ympäristö 1800- ja 1900-luvulla (Approaches to the environmental history of Helsinki. The city and its environment in the 19th and 20th century). Edita/Helsingin kaupungin tietokeskus, 2001, 274 pp.

-Links to social and professional sites

Link to a portal presenting results of environmental history studies studies in Helsinki, in Finland and in the Baltic Sea Region:


The following portal presents environmental history of water pollution and protection (science, technology and policy) in 10 cities in the Baltic Rim.


Arthur Lakatos



Freelancer  Postdoctoral Researcher in History, associated with the George Baritiu Institute for History, Cluj Branch, through projects.

Associated Lecturer at the Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty for Geography, Hungarian Department, starting with September 2015. Courses: Introduction in Natural History, Finances and Banks


PhD in History starting with 2010, obtained at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

-research interests

economic, political and social aspects of the transition periods from 1944-1948 and 1989-2001 in East-Central Europe; situation of Hungarian minority from Romania between 1944-1989; Ecological History of the Romanian Socialist regime

-brief description of research interests

Most of my research activities have been dedicated to the socio-historical context of post world war II years of transition, 1944-1948. My first BA thesis, the one in History, was in the subject of “Etatization of ecclesiastical Schools in Cluj, 1948”, a work for which I received the Price of Foundation for Transylvanian History from Debrecen, in 2004.  I was admitted for Doctoral Studies in 2004 with the title Economic and social changes in the county of Cluj between 1944-1948.  At the public defense, I received the distinction Magna cum Laude for my work, the referees from my Commission, but also several other researchers has seen a great potential in my potential to work as a researcher, especially due to my large intellectual horizon,  my vocation for research and my high durability for performing intensive documentation work.  Due to my vocation, even when my postdoctoral years were interspersed with months of unemployment or work in different fields than scientific research – like in public administration – I kept doing research and publishing articles.

Most of my publications are on the transition period of 1944-1948, especially in my home county, but not only. Since I have a large area of interests, including international relations and different aspects from the life of a society, my list of publications is also large and very diverse, some of my very appreciated works  are in different areas from the thematic of this current proposal, but the great part of those which fits to it are also indexed in international data bases, like Scopus, CEEOL or Ebsco.

-recent publications

Encyclopedia articles

  1. „Confederations, History of”, in Elsevier International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, 2015 ( forthcoming)


  1. Transformări economice şi sociale în judeţul Cluj în perioada 1944-1948. (Economic and social changes in the county of Cluj between 1944-1948), Edit. Argonaut, 2014. ISBN 978-973-109-387-1, p 333
  2. Partidul Comunist din Cluj, 1945. Documente (The Comunist Party from Cluj, 1945. Documents). Edit Argonaut, 2014. ISBN 978-973-109-388-8, p 204
  3. Kulturális menedzsment (Management in culture), Egyetemi Műhely kiadó, Kolozsvár, 2010. ISBN 978-606-8145-05-1, p 192

Studies and articles in collective volumes

  1. „Consecințele Arbitrajului de la Viena asupra vieții economice din județul Cluj” in Varga Attila, Iosif Marin Balog (coordonatori), Diversitate culturală, realităţi politice şi multiconfesionalism în Transilvania şi Banat [Sec. XVIII-XX], Cluj-Napoca, Editura Argonaut, 2014. Pp 559-572
  2. „Istoriografia economică minoritară maghiară din România postdecembristă. Caracteristici, persoane, ateliere, publicaţii” in Ovidiu Pecican (edit. ), România postcomunistă: Istorie și istoriografie, Cluj-Napoca, Editura Limes, 2014, pp 185-198
  3. „Aspecte interetnice ale reformei agrare din 1945” in Mihai Spariosu, Vasile Boari (coord.), Armonie și conflict în Banat și Transilvania. Perspective cultural-istorice, Institutul European, Iasi, 2013, pp 369-394
  4. „Current situation of Ecclesiastic Archives in Transylvania, Romania:

Legal Situation and Political Debates” in Keiji Fujiyoshi,  (ed.),Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age, published by Koyasan University, Wakayama, Japan, 2013 pp 85-92

Studies and articles in journals

  1. „A temesvári Madosz működése 1944. augusztus 23 ­- október 1 között”, in in Lymbus Magyarságtudományi Forrásközlemények, 2015, 5 p. ( forthcoming in 2015-2016)
  2. „Betekintés az 1945-ös kolozsvári munkásság kulturális igényeire a Kommunista Párt sejtgyűlési jegyzőkönyveinek tükrében”, in Lymbus Magyarságtudományi Forrásközlemények, 2014, 22 p. ( forthcoming in 2015)
  3. “A román külpolitikai nyitás és Románia helyzete a szocialista táboron belül magyar diplomáciai dokumentumok tükrében 1965-1968”, in Külügyi Szemle, 6/2014, pp 23 ( forthcoming)
  4. “Federation projects in Central Europe. 1848-1918”, in History of European Ideas ( forthcoming in 2015).
  5. “ (Ál)kémtörténet az 1946-os Kolozsvárról: az Unghváry-ügy”, in Valóság,LVII., nr. 11/2014, pp 36-50.
  6. “Land Reform in Romania, 1945. Motives and consequences”, in Philobiblon,2/2014, pp 124-146
  7. „The New Game for Energy: Geopolitics of Central Asia” in Prague Papers on the History of International Relations, 1/2014, pp 140-156.
  8. „Jelentés az ELTE Történettudományi Karán a „jobboldali elhajlásról” az 1956-os magyar forradalom előestéjén”, in Valóság, LVII., nr. 5/2014, pp 48-57.
  9. „ Élet a rendszerváltás után: a volt szocialista országok hadseregeinek labdarugó csapatai 1989 után”, in Me-dok, 1/2014, pp 65-74.
  10. „ A fantasy-világ mítoszai, 3. Jack Vance és a Haldokló Föld világa”, in Helikon, XXV, 2014, nr. 5, pp 16-17
  11. „ A fantasy-világ mítoszai, 2. Lovecraft, a fantasy pszichothriller prófétája”, in Helikon, XXV, 2014, nr. 4, pp 17-18.
  12. „ A fantasy-világ mítoszai, 1. Robert E. Howard és a harcos antihősök”, in Helikon, XXV, 2014, nr. 3, pp 17-18.
  13. „Méliusz-jelentés 1943-ból” in Látó, 11/2013, november, pp 68-75.
  14. (co-author with Fleisz Katalin)„ Korunk hősei? Kisembersorsok a közelmúlt magyar filmjeiben”, in Helikon, 19/2013, pp 17-18.
  15. „A frontátvonulás Kolozsváron és ennek következményei” ( The passing of the Front through the city of Cluj and its consequences)in Székelyföld, nr 8/2013, August. Pp 100-130.
  16. „ Administraţia publică locală din oraşul Cluj la finele celui de-al doilea război mondial” ( Public administration in the city of Cluj at the end of World War II), in Anuarul Institutului de Istorie Gheorghe Bariţiu, Supplement 2013, pp 383-394.
  17. Co-autor with Fleisz Katalin, „ Kisebbségi magyar irodalom a Rákosi-kor szemszögéből”,( Hungarian minority literature in Romania from the point of view of the Rákosi era), Korunk, 7/2013, pp 97-108.
  18. „ Competition for Romanian Oil in the Interwar Period”, Popular Social Science, Winter 2013.

-Links to social and professional sites

Academia.edu profile: http://independent.academia.edu/ArturLakatos

Research Gate profile: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lakatos_Artur

Facebook profile:  https://www.facebook.com/lakatosart

Philipp Nicolas Lehmann


-current institution, position or any other important positions in the past
Research Scholar, Dep. II, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
PhD, Harvard University
-research interests
history of climate science, environmental history, history of technology and engineering
-brief description of research interests
I work on the development of climate change ideas and climate engineering projects in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among other topics, I study the use of climatological concepts and theories in Nazi projects to transform the environments of the occupied areas in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. My earlier work examined the role of the environment – particularly water resources – in the history of German Southwest Africa.
-recent publications
“Infinite Power to Change the World: Hydroelectricity and Engineered Climate Change in the Atlantropa Project,” American Historical Review, forthcoming in February 2016
“Between Waterberg and Sandveld: An Environmental Perspective on the German-Herero War of 1904,” German History 32.4 (2014), 533-558-links to social networks
Twitter: pnlehmann

Jonathan Oldfield


-position: University of Birmingham, UK. Reader in Russian Environmental Studies

-education: PhD


Oldfield, J.D. and Shaw, D.J.B., (2016) The Development of Russian Environmental Thought: Russian Scientific and Geographical Perspectives on the Natural Environment, 1880s-1960s, Routledge, London

Oldfield, J.D., Lajus, J., and Shaw, D.J.B. Eds., (2015) Special Issue: Conceptualizing and Utilizing the Natural Environment: Critical Reflections from Imperial and Soviet Russia, Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 93, No. 1.

Flynn, M., Kay, R., and Oldfield, J.D. Eds., (2008) Trans-national issues, local concerns and meanings of post-socialism: Insights from Russia, Central Eastern Europe and Beyond, University Press of America: Lanham (MD)

Oldfield, J. D. (2005) Russian nature: exploring the environmental consequences of societal change, Routledge, London [hdbk] (paperback edition published 2016)

Oldfield, J.D. (2016) ‘Mikhail Budyko’s (1920–2001) contributions to Global Climate Science: from heat balances to climate change and global ecology,’ WIREs Climate Change, WIREs Climate Change, Vol. 7, pp. 682–692. doi: 10.1002/wcc.412

Oldfield, J.D. and Shaw, D.J.B. (2015), A Russian Geographical Tradition? The Contested Canon of Russian and Soviet Geography, 1884-1953, Journal of Historical Geography, Vol 49, pp. 75-84

Shaw, D.J.B and Oldfield, J.D. (2015), Soviet geographers and the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945: Lev Berg and Andrei Grigor’ev, Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 47, pp. 40-49
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Viktor Pál

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project teacher and researcher, University of Helsinki


PhD, University of Tampere, Finnish Graduate School of History, 2015.

-research interests

environmental history, history of technology, economic history of Eastern Europe (USSR, Hungary)


-recent publications

Scientific book (monograph)

Technology and the Environment in State-Socialist Hungary: An Economic History. London-New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Scientific book (edited collection)

Environmental Politics and Policy under Authoritarian Regimes: Myth and Reality. Edited by Viktor Pál and Stephen Brain. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Peer-reviewed scientific articles

“Technology and the Environment in Twentieth Century Hungary” Forum Historiae, No. 3 (2017) 128-140.

Review article: “Pál Germuska. Unified Military Industries of the Soviet Bloc: Hungary and the Division of Labor in Military Production (The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series),” Journal of Cold War Studies, No.2 (2017) 225-230.

Review article: “Csaba Szabó. Sowjetische Schauprozesse in Mittel- und Osteuropa” Institut für Ungarische Geschichtforschung in Wien” Századok, Journal of the Hungarian Historical Society, (to be published)

Simo Laakkonen, Viktor Pál, and Richard Tucker. “The Cold War and environmental history: complementary fields” Cold War History, No. 4 (2016): 1-18.

“Ympäristökonflikti sosialistisessa Unkarissa (Environmental Conflicts in State Socialist Hungary).” Idäntutkimus, Finnish Journal for Russian and Eastern European Studies, No. 4 (2015): 45-57.

“An Environmental History of Water in the Borsod Basin, 1945—1980.” Ympäristöhistora Finnish Journal of Environmental History, No. 1 (2015): 58-64.

“Extenzív gazdasági fejlődés és a környezet védelme Magyarországon 1945 és 198között (Extensive growth and the protection of the environment in Hungary between 1945 and 1980.)” In Víz és Társadalom (Water and Society), edited by Gergely Krisztián Horváth, Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 2014. 555-571.

“Budapest: A Rich History of Thermal Water, Fountains and Wanton Politics” In Water Fountains in the Worldscape, edited by A.J. Hynynen, P.S. Juuti, and T. S. Katko, International Water History Association, 2012. 54-59.

“To Act or not to Act: Water Problems in North-Eastern Hungary after 1945., In: Thinking Through the Environment, edited by Timo Myllyntaus, Cambridge: The White Horse Press, 2011. 268-288.

“Water Pollution” In Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, edited by Kathleen A. Brosnan, New York: Facts-On-File, 2010.

“Discourses over nature. The politicization of the environment in Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War (1949- mid 1980s)” In The Living City, edited by Sven Lilja and Mathias Legner, Stockholm: Swedish Research Council for Environment, 2010. 74-103.

“La storia ambientale nell’era dei problemi ecologici globali (Environmental History in the Era of Global Environmental Problems)” with Wilko Graf von Hardenberg and Kristiina Korjonen-Kuusipuro. In: Storia e Futuro – Rivista storia e storiografi, No. 20, June 2009.

Petri Juuti and Viktor Pál “Sister towns of industry: Water Supply and Sanitation in Miskolc and Tampere from the late 1800s to the 2000s.”, In: Heikki Vuorinen, Petri S. Juuti, Tapio S. Katko ed., An Environmental History of Water, London: IWA Publications, 2007. 381-400.

Review article: “Alex Marshall. How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl, and the Roads Not Taken,” Material Culture, V.39 (2006) N.2.

“The city of steel, the age of silence: Problems of water and inaction in communist Hungary 1945–1990”, Tekniikan Waiheita, Finnish Quarterly for the History of Technology, No. 3 (2006): 12-22.

Non-refereed scientific articles

“The Environmental Consequences of Industrialization in Western European Core Countries and the Borsod Basin of Hungary, 1850-1914” History and Museology, No. 1 (2016): 1-10.

“The Environmental Impact of Extensive Growth in Western– and East-Central Europe between 1850 and 1960.” In New Europe College Yearbook 2015-2016, edited by Irina Vaianovski-Mihai, Bucharest: New Europe College, 2016. 231-258.

“The Birth of Water Pollution and Protection in Central and Eastern Europe, 1945-1961” In The Economic History Annual Conference 2012, Oxford, Programme including New Researcher’s Papers & Abstracts of the Other Academic Papers, 2012. 68-72.

“Dead rivers revive. Industrial development and water control in Northern Hungary, 1945-2003”, In: Proceedings of IV. International Water History Association Conference, Paris, France, 1-4 Dec 2005 (CD-ROM)

“Technology and the Politicization of Water in Central-East Europe after 1945”, In: Proceedings of Tensions of Europe Conference, Technology and Rethinking European Borders.” Lappeenranta, Finland, 24-28 May 2006. (CD-ROM)

“Dead River Cities. Water and society in northern Hungary in 1950s- 1970s.”, In: Lars Nilsson ed. Urban Europe in a Comparative Perspective. Studies in urban history, 31., Institute of Urban History, Stockholm University, 2007.

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Tetiana Perga

current institution, position or any other important positions in the past

PhD (History), senior researcher – State Institution “Institute of World History of National Academy of Science of Ukraine”

education (the place of received/to receive a degree)
MA in History – 1991, PhD in History – 1998, Kiev State University

main topic, research interests in one sentence/key words

World and regional environmental movement and policy, environmental history of the Soviet Union, Chernobyl accident, memory on environmental disasters

brief description of research interests

I am interested in problems of environmental history, East-West nonofficial environmental cooperation during the Cold War. The first focus of my interest is the establishment of the first contacts and networks between the citizens of the Soviet Union and the citizens of the Western block during the late perestroika period (actors, channels of communication, consequences). The second – is post-Soviet social and economic transformations in the Soviet republics, particularly Ukraine. The third is the investigation of totalitarian regimes through the memory on environmental disasters such as Chernobyl accident. Also I am interested in modern trend of the world and European politic and place Ukraine in it.

recent publications

Global Environmental Policy and Ukraine (2014), Nizhyn: Melanik PP, 285 p.

Environmental policy of Ukraine through the prism of memory on Chernobyl disaster, History Pages, vol.42 (2016):138-142.

Access to environmental information: Lessons from the Chornobyl disaster, Problems of technogenic safety in Ukraine and the world (to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster): Collection of scientific works, Zaporozhye: Inter-M (2016):118-123.

Problem of environmental refugees in the international relations, Zovnіshnі spravi, vol.6 (2016):42-45.

European culture of memory on the ecological disasters, European Historical Studies. Scientific publication of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Vol.2 (2016) Assessed:  http://eustudies.history.knu.ua/tetyana-perga-yevropejska-kultura-pam-yati-pro-ekologichni-katastrofy/

Preservation of Historic and Natural Heritage in USA: new accents, American History and Policy, vol.2 (2016): 198-184.

Sustainable Development in the Strategies of New EU Member States, Historical-Political Studies, vol.6(2016):121-130.

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Christopher Reed

Position: PhD candidate Iowa State University
Education: BA- History, Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; MA – History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa;

Arnošt Štanzel



2010-2012 Research Assistant at the Collegium Carolinum, Munich

since 2012: PhD Student at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies



Magister Artium in History, Political Sciences and Economics at the University of Freiburg

-research interests

Environmental history of state socialism in Czechoslovakia and Romania; Water history/History of Infrastructures

-brief description of research interests

I am working on the environmental history of state socialism. I am focusing on the history of hydropower and water pollution in Czechoslovakia and Romania. Besides trying to fill gaps in the environmental history on both countries I want to challenge common ideas about ecocide in state socialist Eastern European countries by comparing them with countries around the globe that have a different political and economic constitution.

-recent publications

Štanzel, Arnošt: Der Orava-Stausee in der Slowakei. Der Einfluss sich wandelnder Umweltvorstellungen auf die Raumproduktion. In: Bohemia. Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der böhmischen Länder 54 (2014) H. 1, S. 88-118.

Štanzel, Arnošt: Staudammbauten in den slowakischen Karpaten 1948-1975. Mit Wasserkraft zum neuen Menschen? In: Förster, Horst/Herzberg, Julia/Zückert, Martin: Umweltgeschichte(n). Ostmitteleuropa von der Industrialisierung bis zum Postsozialismus. München 2013, 51-65.

-social networks, personal blogs

Blog and Facebook on Czech and Slovak Environmental History



Eva-Maria Stolberg



Associate Professor of Russian and Global history

Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Habilitation (German professorship) 2005


PhD degree 1997

-research interests

environmental history of Siberia and Russia’s Asian peripheries in Tsarist and Soviet periods, history of the Arctic, cultural relations between Russia and the Asian neighbor countries (especially East Asia), Soviet-U.S. relations in the Twentieth Century

-brief description of research interests

After twenty years of research in Siberian cultural studies, my recent research project is related to the environmental history of Siberia in Stalinist and post-Stalinist periods. I’ m especially interested in the aspects of technological development (industrialization) since the 1930s and its impact on nature, the change of human mind in this region about technology and ecology under Stalinism.

-selected publications

  1. Eva-Maria Stolberg (Ed.), The Soviet Union and the United States. Rivals of the Twentieth Century. Coexistence and Competition, New York – Frankfurt a.M. 2012.
  2. Eva-Maria Stolberg, Siberia – Russia’s Wild East. Myths and Social Realities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries, Stuttgart 2005 (habilitation thesis).
  3. Eva-Maria Stolberg, Stalin and the Chinese Communists.A Strained Alliance during Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1953, Stuttgart 1997 (dissertation thesis).

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