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In the 02/01/2016 edition:

Summer School - Concepts and tools to engage in knowledge co-production and public participation

By redereportha@gmail.com (sara pinto) on Jan 22, 2016 09:44 am
Summer School - Concepts and tools to engage in knowledge co-production and public participation

Summer School - Concepts and tools to engage in knowledge co-production and public participation

27th June - 1st July 2016 | Montpellier - France

Organizing Institutions: LISODE (France), SOCIUS-CSG/ISEG (Portugal) and UFZ (Germany)

Application deadline: 15th April

Program

The Summer School “Concepts and tools to engage in knowledge co-production and public participation”, second edition organized by Lisode, SOCIUS-CSG/ISEG and UFZ-Leipzig, will take place in Agropolis International, Montpellier, France, from June 27th to July 1st 2016.

The program is divided in 8 blocks which will take place during the five days, from 9:30 to 17:30.

Trainers:

Marta Varanda and Sofia Bento - ISEG-University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Jennifer Hauck - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (Germany)

Mathieu Dionnet - Lisode, Montpellier (France)

All those interested in developing and improving skills and knowledge of participatory methods to engage in knowledge co-production and public participation are encouraged to apply. Registration details:

- Registration form to be downloaded at: http://www.lisode.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/registration-form_summerschool_2016.docx - Application before April 15th 2016 by email to summerschool2016@lisode.com

- Participants will be notified of acceptance by April 31st 2016

For further information please contact summerschool2016@lisode.com

 


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CFP: International Symposium “Geohistory of environment and landscape”

By redereportha@gmail.com (sara pinto) on Jan 18, 2016 10:43 am
CFP: International Symposium “Geohistory of environment and landscape”

The GEODE Laboratory (UMR 5602 CNRS) organizes the 12th to 14th October 2016 an international symposium in Toulouse (Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Maison de la Recherche) with the following thematic : “Geohistory of environment and landscape”.

You will find on the web site all the information you need to attend this colloquium: steering committee, scientific committee, call for papers, submission form, ...

http://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/colloque-geohistoire/en/


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New Book! "NEW SCIENCE FROM OLD NEWS" - Crowdfunding campaign

By redereportha@gmail.com (REPORT(H)A) on Jan 16, 2016 12:32 pm
New Book!
Scientific book, based upon historical research conducted by Cristina Brito, about sea monsters in the early modern production and transfer of knowledge from the natural world in Portugal and the Portuguese America.
 
NEW SCIENCE FROM OLD NEWS
 
This is a scientific book, based upon historical research by Cristina Brito, about sea monsters in the early modern production and transfer of natural knowledge in Portugal and the Atlantic. It is the result of the post-doctoral research project by the author (2010-2015) conducted at CHAM (Portuguese Centre for Global History) at NOVA University.
 
It discuss Portuguese accounts from the early modern period (16th to 18th centuries) in Portugal and the Portuguese America. Presents, among other, the fabulous marine monster described by Pero de Magalhães Gandavo and puts forward the Portuguese sources into the present day historiograhy related to Atlantic history and a natural history of the exotic. The book runs through 120 pages, including 4 main chapters and several illustrations:
 
- MONSTERS IN THE EARLY MODERN AGE
- GÂNDAVO'S SEA MONSTER AND THE TRANSFER OF BRAZILIAN NATURAL KNOWLEDGE TO EUROPE IN THE 16TH CENTURY
- WHALES IN PAMPHLETS: NEWSPAPERS AND IMAGES AS VEHICLES OF NATURAL HISTORY KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER DURING THE 18TH CENTURY
- MARINE MAMMALS IN EARLY MODERN PORTUGAL AND THE ATLANTIC
 
The purpose is to address the past relationship of humans and marine mammals, analyzing their common environmental, scientific and socio-cultural history in the early modern Atlantic, using overlooked Portuguese sources. This book represents a first approach to 15th to 18th century’s marine environmental history of the Portuguese Atlantic and, in a sense, tries to respond to international questions and scientific efforts for the study of changing human perceptions in relation to the ocean and its animals. In fact, many accounts of sea mammals and other large marine animals from this period offer up significant, but previously ignored, observations on marine species and environments as well as on people’s knowledge about them and the reception and dissemination of such new and exotic knowledge from the natural world.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
Cristina Brito is a Portuguese researcher and writer, living in Lisbon with her daughter. But, as passionate traveler, she finds in Africa and several oceanic islands some of her favorite places.
 
She is an Integrated Researcher at the Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM - FCSH/NOVA-UAc), founding member of Escola de Mar and Rota das Baleias, and President of the Board of APCM. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, a Masters in Ethology and a PhD in History. Presently, she holds a post-doctoral fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, in History of Sciences, and she takes an active role in the global initiative OPI - Oceans Past Initiative and the EU COST ACTION project OPP - Oceans Past Platform. Her main research interests are: Worldwide whaling history; Marine environmental history; History of science; History of the Atlantic; Conservation of marine mammals’ populations. She has participated in numerous international conferences and has organized short courses and workshops about the history and biology of marine mammals. She has articles published in several national and international journals, and two short stories books.
 
Escola de Mar is a private initiative aimed at studying, researching, learning and increasing awareness and information of knowledge about the marine environment and the land/sea interface, both in present times and in the past. Main objectives are to: 1 – Gain knowledge about marine animals and their past and present ecosystems; 2 – Bring children and youths closer to the marine environment and all its features; 3 – Support conservation policies based on up-to-date and scientifically sound research; 4 – Encourage a creative consciousness about the presence and importance of the sea in human societies over time; 5 – Increase the general public’s awareness of the importance of the sea and its conservation.
 
This book is the first one in a new collection – Scientia et Historia – devoted to international scientific studies mostly, but not exclusively, on marine ecology and conservation, marine environmental history and historical ecology, and history of science. This will be a joint publication of Escola de Mar and CHAM Portuguese Centre for Global History (Lisbon, Portugal).
 
BUDGET AND DUE DATES
 
From January 14, 2016 to February 24, 2016.
 
The total budget is 1.850 €, which will allow designing and printing an first edition of 100 copies of the book. If this amount is surpassed, the amount of books edited will be increased.
 
Book characteristics: 120 black and white pages, with more than 20 illustrations. Cover in colour based on a watercolour by the Portuguese painter Carlos Alexandre. Book and cover with the design of Marc Parchow, Qual Albatroz.
 

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cfp - Bayscapes: Shaping the Coastal Interface through Time (May 23-25 2016, Trinity College Dublin)

By redereportha@gmail.com (REPORT(H)A) on Jan 13, 2016 10:53 pm
cfp - Bayscapes: Shaping the Coastal Interface through Time (May 23-25 2016, Trinity College Dublin)
Bayscapes: Shaping the Coastal Interface through Time
Oceans Past Platform Conference
May 23-25 2016, Trinity College Dublin.
 
 The European Oceans Past Platform is dedicated to marine environmental history and the study of ocean and coastal management through time. The conference will be held in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, and to celebrate Dublin Bay being designated a UNESCO Biosphere. Papers will explore both local and European perspectives and address the following core themes:
 
- Intervention points and best practice for managing marine heritage;
- Changing inshore ecologies and human impacts;
- Shaping bayscapes through time;
- Coastal and underwater Maritime Cultural Heritage.
 
Deadline for submission: March 1st 2016.
 
Papers or interventions of any kind (for 20 minute slots) addressing these or any related questions are welcome. Please submit your 500 word proposal by email to the addresses to Dr Marisa Ronan (ronanm@tcd.ie) by March 1st.
 
Proposals for alternative presentations/formats are welcome. Please contact the organisers to discuss.
 

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Bolsa – Linha Temática O Mar

By redereportha@gmail.com (sara pinto) on Jan 05, 2016 11:33 am
Bolsa – Linha Temática O Mar

Candidaturas até 15 de Janeiro.

Aberto concurso para 1 Bolsa de Investigação no CHAM.

Edital_Mar_BI_Mestre(.pdf)


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Call for Book Chapters - Histories of Bioinvasions in Mediterranean-type regions

By redereportha@gmail.com (REPORT(H)A) on Jan 03, 2016 07:11 pm
Call for Book Chapters - Histories of Bioinvasions in Mediterranean-type regions
Editors:
Queiroz, Ana Isabel. Institute of Contemporary History, FCSH, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal.
Pooley, Simon. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
 
Publisher:
The book will be published by Springer in the Environmental History series which is edited by Mauro Agnoletti.
 
June 1, 2016: Submission of abstracts (500 words)
 
Theme:
Bioinvasions is a research topic that brings together academics from the areas of Biology, Social Sciences and Humanities in order to understand the complex processes of prevention, introduction, diffusion and mitigation. Natural science studies approach the biological features that allow some species, at some times and in some places, to become invasive. Cultural studies show how values, ideas and perceptions facilitate the transfer of organisms, and how societies are affected by harmful species in particular moments. As a research topic, bioinvasions requires a permanent dialogue between biological studies and the study of the relationship between humans and nature.
This book proposes a historical approach to bioinvasions, whether contributed by environmental scientists, social sciences or humanities scholars. It will focus on human agency and responses to the introductions, outbreaks and damages caused by invasive species. It will address species of all taxa, wherever their proliferation forced human societies to act or to adapt. It could deal with alien or native species where and when they were affecting biodiversity, and having socio-economic and cultural impacts. Papers needn't be focused on a single species or even genus. They can take a systemic view, either of biological impacts or human responses.
This publication will focus on Mediterranean systems worldwide: from the Mediterranean basin, through California, Chile and South Africa to Australia. These regions are both highly dispersed around the globe, and also show a high degree of convergent evolution in response primarily to similar climatic conditions. Hotspots of biodiversity, they have also by virtue of their climatic similarities to some of the key seafaring and colonising nations of Western Europe, endured a long history of colonisation and cultural and environmental transformation. This has been exacerbated in more recent times by the rise of air travel and international tourism. One of the goals of this book is to offer comparative perspectives on these dispersed and yet in some ways similar regions, considering both international and local processes and influences, similarities and differences.
 
Target audience:
The target audience includes researchers, practitioners and (Masters/PhD) students. Therefore, papers can address both scientific and practical implications of the research.
 
Type of contributions and length:
- Conceptual papers: Contributions that synthesize existing studies, and/ offer comparative analyses of biological invasions in Mediterranean type systems.
- Full research papers: Both quantitative and qualitative contributions that study a particular aspect of the history of bioinvasions, considering their natural and cultural dimensions.
- Case studies: In-depth reports of successes or failures of actions related to prevent entrance or manage invasions in a particular area, in a particular time.
 
Both type of contributions are typically 15 to 20 pages in length (max. 8,000 words, excluding references) when applying the Springer formatting instructions. Contributions should be original and not be submitted elsewhere.
 
Review process:
There will be a two-stage review process. In the first stage potential authors will be invited to submit an abstract of 500 words. The editors will review the abstract to evaluate if the proposed book chapter (1) fits to the theme of the book, (2) makes a substantial analytical, practical or scientific contribution and (3) is of the appropriate level for the target audience.
In the second stage the selected authors will be invited to submit a full version of the proposed book chapter. (It is expected that the book will have 12 to 15 chapters.) This full version will be peer reviewed by someone expert in the topic of the book chapter, as well as the book editors. The review process by the reviewers (other than the editors) is double blind. Based on the outcome of the review process, the authors will be requested to revise their book chapters based on peer review, and in response to the book editors’ guidance on the emerging themes of the book. If the editors are satisfied with the revision of the book chapter, the authors will be invited to submit a camera-ready version of the paper.
 
Deadlines:
June 1, 2016: Submission of abstracts (500 words)
July 1, 2016: Invitation to submit full paper
January 5, 2017: Submission of full chapter
February 15, 2017: Review notification
March 15, 2017: Submission of revised paper
April 31, 2017: Final notification of acceptance
May 30, 2017: Submission of final version
 
Submission and formatting:
Abstracts should be submitted as plain Word (2010 or higher) or PDF files by e-mail to ai_queiroz@fcsh.unl.pt and simon.pooley@zoo.ox.ac.uk. The abstract should contain:
1) Title of the proposed chapter
2) Author(s) of the chapter (including affiliation)
3) Type of contribution (case study, full research paper or conceptual paper)
4) Estimated amounts of pages (excl. references)
5) Abstract of 500 words describing contents of the book chapter (incl. methodology)
6) Keywords (at least 2 and maximum of 5)
 
Full book chapters will also be submitted through e-mail to ai_queiroz@fcsh.unl.pt and simon.pooley@zoo.ox.ac.uk. Full book chapters need to be formatted according the Springer instructions and submitted in Word (2010 or higher) or PDF format. These formatting instructions will be e-mailed together with the acceptance notification of your abstract. For further questions please contact Ana Isabel Queiroz (ai_queiroz@fcsh.unl.pt) or Simon Pooley (simon.pooley@zoo.ox.ac.uk).

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