EHN at ESEH 2023

Attending next week’s conference of the European Society for Environmental History?
Read on for all things EHN in Bern!

Note: all mentioned times are CEST.


Consider joining our session based on EHN’s ongoing blog series on Problems of Place, featuring graduate students and early career scholars who will discuss the importance of community, connection, and belonging.

We’re excited for Trang Dang, Knar Gavin, Kuhelika Ghosh, Ana Sekulić, Kate Stevens, and Ramya Swayamprakash to share their reflections in this hybrid session moderated by Anastasia Day and Elizabeth Hameeteman on Friday, August 25 at 4:30-6:00pm.

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Come meet and grab a drink with two of the people behind the initiative – Elizabeth Hameeteman and Emma Moesswilde – at the EHN meetup on Wednesday, August 23 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at pinkLIME Rooftop Bar (Niesenweg 1, about a 10-minute walk from both conference venues). We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, August 22
Bava Dharani, Marianne Dhenin, and Elizabeth Hameeteman – participants in and chair of the roundtable “Early-Career Environmental Historians for a Sustainable Academia” (hybrid)

Wednesday, August 23
Roberta Biasillo – chair of the session “ESEH Communication Forum: Postcards and Online Presence”

Noémi Ujházy – presenter on the panel “Nations, States, and the Politics of Nature”

Alice Would – presenter on the panel “Time Matters in the Anthropocene 2: Time Embodied”
Kate Stevens – presenter on the panel “Urban Histories From Mountain To Sea” (hybrid)

Thursday, August 24
Lena Walschap and Laura Tack – presenters on the panel “New Voices in Water History 1: Premodern Histories”
Tanja Riekkinen – presenter on the panel “Environmental Histories of Hydrocarbons”
Simone Schleper – presenter on the panel “Landscapes and Labscapes: Technology, Temporality, and Place-Based Knowledge in 20th-Century Ecology”
Roberta Biasillo – presenter on the panel “Ruling With and Against Nature: Circulation and Transformation of Plants and Animals in the Context of European Colonialism”

Alexia Shellard and Alicia Gutting – presenters on the panel “New Voices in Water History 2: Modern Histories”
Roberta Biasillo – participant in the session “The ‘Visual Turn’ in Forest History: Photographs as Sources for Forest Socio-Economic Practices and Representations”

Mica Jorgenson – presenter on the panel “From Different Places and Through Multiples Lenses: Memories, Histories and Measures of Burning Landscapes” (hybrid)

Friday, August 25
Melina Buns – chair of the panel “Nuclear Environments. Waste, Animals, Water and Infrastructure in the 20th and 21st Centuries”

Emma Moesswilde – presenter on the panel “Locating Women in Climate Histories: Past, Present, and Praxis”
Alicia Gutting – chair of the panel “Atomic Rivers”
Kate Stevens – chair of the panel “More Than Human Urban Environments” (hybrid)
Julia Fine – participant on the session “How Do We Become Environmental Historians?”

Roberta Biasillo – chair of the panel “Politics and Environments” (hybrid)
Melina Buns – presenter on the panel “Placing and Displacing Nuclear Power: Exploring the Socio-Ecological Entanglements of Nuclear Facilities’ Afterlives”

*Cover image: Artistic depiction of what the interior of an O’Neill cylinder space colony might look like. For more, see “Space Colony Artwork From the 1970s” from the NASA Ames Research Center.  

[*Cover image description: A landscape with tree-covered hills and a lake at the bottom of a see-through cylinder, with planets and stars in the background.]