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Linda Hall Library: Apply Now for 2023-24 Fellowships!

The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2023-24 fellowship program. These fellowships provide graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars in the history of science and related humanities fields with financial support to explore the Library’s outstanding science and engineering collections. Fellows also participate in a dynamic intellectual community alongside in-house experts and scholars from other Kansas City cultural and educational institutions.

CFP -- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Music and the Environment

Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning based at Boston University is currently soliciting essays for a special issue on the intersection of music and the environment. The issue is scheduled for online publication in January 2024. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome. We welcome, too, contributions from musicians and individuals working in the music industry. We are particularly interested in the ways musicians, composers, lyricists, and audiences have addressed or responded to environmental concerns.

Online Lecture – “The political economy of energy extraction: uncontested past, controversial present” by Roberto Cantoni (ICTA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) | December 21

From José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez  (IILP-UV) (bertomeu@uv.es

Type: Seminar

Date: Wed. 21 DECEMBER 2022, 6PM  (CET)

Location: Online

As part of the SEMINAR Series “Energy: Past & Present” 

“The political economy of energy extraction: uncontested past, controversial present” by Roberto Cantoni (ICTA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Sessió online: https://uv-es.zoom.us/j/99279526970#success

Postdoc Fellowships: UCL Institute of Advanced Studies / Socialist Anthropocene (Deadline 05 Feb)

Applicants are sought for research positions in the Environmental History of Socialism and the History of Socialist Science at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) within the framework of The Socialist Anthropocene in the Visual Arts (SAVA), a project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Vivien Gornitz
Reviewer: 
Jean de Pomereu

de Pomereu on Gornitz, 'Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas'

Vivien Gornitz. Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 400 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16824-3.

Reviewed by Jean de Pomereu (Scott Polar Research Institute) Published on H-Environment (January, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Martin V. Melosi
Reviewer: 
Lily B. Pollans

Pollans on Melosi, 'Fresh Kills: A History of Consuming and Discarding in New York City'

Martin V. Melosi. Fresh Kills: A History of Consuming and Discarding in New York City. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 800 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-18949-1.

Reviewed by Lily B. Pollans (Hunter College, City University of New York) Published on H-Environment (January, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Barandiaran, 'Science and Environment in Chile,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

TitleScience and Environment in Chile: The Politics of Expert Advice in a Neoliberal Democracy

Author: Javiera Barandiarán

Commentators: Andra B. Chastain, Frederico Freitas, Javier Puente, Emily Wakild.

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse

McCammack, 'Landscapes of Hope,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Title: Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

Author: Brian McCammack

Commentators: J.T. Roane, Simon Balto, Kimberly Ruffin, Colin Fisher

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse

Aso, 'Rubber and the Making of Vietnam,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)

Title: Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975

Author: Michitake Aso

Commentators: Teresa Cribelli, Amy M. Hay, Stephen L. Harp, Pam McElwee

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting