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DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
October 12-19, 2013
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)
Application Deadline: February 28, 2013
Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars
Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA
The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change. During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent Ph.D. graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills. Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science.
2012 Symposium Report:
2012 Symposium Scholars:
2013 Symposium Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between September 1, 2010 – February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields. While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, some funds are available for non-U.S. participants.
Symposium Application Instructions:
U.S. National Science Foundation Collaborative Grants: SES-0931402 to the University of Oregon and
SES-0932916 to Whitman College
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Grant NNX10AJ53G to Whitman College
Posted on H-Env:
“This conference will explore across national boundaries and throughout the human past the social, political, cultural, and economic effects of flooding rivers and cycles of drought. We invite scholars in history and related disciplines to submit paper proposals on such questions as these: How have different societies understood drought and flood, and how have traditional knowledge and modern science shaped social understanding of those phenomena? What strategies of coping have societies pursued, and where did they succeed and where did they fail? What kinds of community relief have they devised, short-term or long-term? How have natural disasters influenced the development of civilizations? How may human actions have created conditions for disastrous floods and droughts? Paper proposals should be one-page long (or about 300 words) and include a title and a one- or two-page CV. The deadline for consideration is 1 January 2013. Successful proposals will be announced by 1 February, and complete drafts of papers will be required by 1 May. Travel expenses for scholars living outside of China will be paid for by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. Scholars living within China should depend on their own universities for covering travel expenses. For all participants, hotel expenses for four nights will be covered by Renmin University of China.
Christof Mauch , Director, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich
Donald Worster , School of History, Renmin University of China, Beijing
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org“
The Maison Française d’Oxford, in collaboration with the Museum of the History of Science, will host a conference in January 2013 on the history of climatological knowledge and public communication. Papers are invited to address the themes of “commodification of meteorological knowledge,” climate and media, and historicizing climate history.
Submissions should include a title and abstract of up to 300 words, and be sent to Thomas Le Roux (email@example.com) by September 15, 2012. The program will be announced at the beginning of October 2012.
For more information, see the PDF here.
The 2nd PAGES (Past Global Changes) Young Scientists Meeting will be held February 11-12, 2013 in Goa, India. The new deadline for abstract submission and application for the 2nd PAGES Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) is 16 July 2012. See
(From the Rachel Carson Center:)
The proposal submission process for the European Society for Environmental History’s 2013 Conference in Munich, Germany is now open.
The ESEH invites proposals for sessions, roundtables, papers, posters, and other, more experimental forms of communicating scholarship. Scholars from every part of the world are welcome to submit.
To submit your proposal via the online submission process, visit this link:
The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2012.
Under the theme “Circulating Natures: Water – Food – Energy,” the conference will take place 20–24 August 2013 in Munich, Germany and is hosted by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. This biennial conference is the premier event in Europe for scholars in European, comparative, and global environmental history and related disciplines.
For more information about the conference, please visit eseh2013.org
The quadrennial International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine will hold its next conference in Manchester Monday 22 – Sunday 28 July 2013. The call for stand-alone papers is now open, through an online form. More information is available on the conference website. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2012.
Washington and Lee University School of Law’s Law and History Center, in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant, will host a symposium on Climate Change in the Former Colonies: Challenges of Property and History. Recognizing the unique impact that the colonial legal experience continues to have on Eastern states, the symposium will focus on the application of legal historical research to contemporary problems and opportunities in the areas of policy-making, property rights, and hazard resilience in coastal communities.
Those interested in submitting a paper should email proposals to Dr. Jill Fraley, Director of the Washington and Lee University Center for Law and History, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each proposal should include a 200 word abstract, paper title, and author(s) name(s), affiliations. Graduate students seeking scholarships, please include a C.V. and a statement regarding whether or not (and what) funds are available from your home institution. All proposals are due by JUNE 30, 2012.
For more information, follow the link here.
The ESEH has announced its call for papers for the 20-24 August 2013 biennial conference to be held in Munich and hosted by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. The call for papers is online and will be open between 15 May and 15 September 2012. For more information, visit the ESEH website here.
The American Society for Environmental History has announced its call for proposals for the 2013 annual conference to be held in Toronto, April 3-6, with the theme “Confluences, Crossings, and Power.” Guidelines can be found on the website . Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2012.
Let’s put together more panels on climate history this year!
Papers on any aspect of the history or philosophy of science are encouraged. Since the conference focus this year will be on history and philosophy of climate science, some preference will be given to papers that focus on topics related to either of those areas. To be considered for the program, either submit a completed paper with short abstract, or an extended (up to 1000 words) abstract. (Graduate students are asked to submit a completed paper.)
Any questions may be directed to one of the two conference organizers: Benjamin Hale<mailto:email@example.com> (Philosophy and Environmental Studies) or Carol Cleland<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> (Philosophy). Submissions are due by 15 May 2012 and should be sent as an email attachment (in .doc or .pdf format) to both Professors Hale and Cleland and cc:d to all three of the following organizer accounts: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>; RCHPS@Colorado.EDU<mailto:RCHPS@Colorado.EDU>. Acceptances will be announced by 1 July 2012.
This year the CHPS will be sharing speakers and sessions with the much larger and more interdisciplinary International Conference on Culture, Politics, & Climate Change, scheduled to take place on September 13-15, 2012. For more information on the joint conference, visit: www.climateculturepolitics.org