Final schedule for Helsinki Environmental Humanities Forum this Autumn

Dear Colleagues,

please kindly see the final schedule for Helsinki Environmental Humanities Forum this Autumn.

We are excited to welcome excellent presentations from Helsinki University, Norway, Russia, and the USA.

If not marked otherwise, all seminars will be held

Kielikeskus (Fabianinkatu 26)
at seminar room 403
from 14.00 (2 pm) to 16.00 (4 pm)


October 3
(Wed) Lars C. Bruno, Norwegian Business School (jointly with Economic and Social History (Snellmanninkatu 14A)

October 8-9.
HUH EH panels at First Baltic Conference on Environmental Humanities, Riga, Latvia

October 16
Cheryl J. Fish BMCC, City University of New York, USA

October 30
Julia Lajus, Higher School of Economics, Russia

November 13
Inna Sukhenko, Helsinki University Humanities Programme

December 11 (double lecture!) 12 noon – 4 pm

December 11
Scott Slovic, University of Idaho, USA (in sh.203 starting at 12 noon! )

December 11
Finn Arne Jørgensen, University of Stavanger, Norway

Looking forward to seeing you! With kind wishes, Viktor and Mikko




Tuesday, April 24, 2-4 pm., Unioninkatu 38, (Topelia), lecture room A206
(This is the last EH Forum before the summer holidays! Come and discuss about your EH plans in Autumn 2018 and beyond.)
“The Changeable Personhoods of the Forest and the Bruin in the Finno-Karelian Bear Ceremonialism”
Vesa Matteo Piludu, University of Helsinki, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Humanities, Doctoral Programme in History and Cultural Heritage,
Study of Religion
” How to develop environmental humanities activities at the University of Helsinki in 2018-2019?” by Viktor Pál, University of Helsinki and Next Generation Coordinator of the European Environmental History Association.
15.30- Open discussion about Autumn 2018 EH Forum (who should we invite to give a talk?), environmental humanities networking ideas ( BALTEHUMS Conference 2018 in Riga, ESEH 2019 Conference in Tallinn, collaboration with Nordic and European EH centers), environmental humanities research ideas (how to develop our EH forum in the future?)
Please RSVP here: viktor(dot)paal(at)gmail(dot)com

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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

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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.




Helsinki University Humanities Program, Environmental Humanities Seminar

First, organizational meeting:

Tuesday, January 30, at 2 pm, Lecture room D112 in the Topelia complex (Unioninkatu 38, the central campus of the University of Helsinki). All welcome!

Please RSVP here:

Preliminary program for the HUH Environmental Humanities Seminar / Spring 2018:


Tuesday, January 30, 2-4 pm., Unioninkatu 38 (Topelia), lecture room D112

–       Organizational meeting


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

–       Open for presentation(s)


Tuesday, March 20, 2-4 pm., Unioninkatu 38 (Topelia), lecture room D112

–       Ulrike Plath & Julia Tofantšuk (University of Tallinn)


Tuesday, April 24, 2-4 pm., Unioninkatu 38 (Topelia), lecture room A206

–       Open for presentation(s)

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