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awards & funding

At our conference in Seattle (April 2016) ASEH presented several awards, including best poster to Santiago Gorostiza (pictured above with Brett Walker). Additional recipients included Melissa Wiedenfeld for Distinguished Service; Martin Melosi for Distinguished Scholar; and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area for the project "Schuylkill River Sojourn" (all pictured above). See awards section of this website for a full list of award recipients, including the best book, articles, and dissertation awards.


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Hal Rothman dissertation fellowship

The Hal Rothman Research Fellowship was created to recognize graduate student achievements in environmental history research in honor of Hal Rothman, recipient of ASEH's Distinguished Service award in 2006 and editor of Environmental History for many years. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 for Ph.D. graduate student research and travel in the field of environmental history, without geographical restriction. The funds must be used to support archival research and travel during 2017.

Students enrolled in any Ph.D. program worldwide are eligible to apply.

Applications will be accepted from June 1 through November 18, 2016, and the recipient will be selected and notified in January 2017 for funding in 2017.

To apply, please submit the following three items:

  • Two-page statement (500 words) explaining your project and how you intend to use the research funds.
  • A c.v. no more than two pages in length.
  • A letter of recommendation from your graduate advisor (can be sent separately by your graduate advisor)

The application period begins June 1. All items for the Hal Rothman Research Fellowship must be submitted electronically to by November 18, 2016.

The 2016 Hal Rothman Fellowship has been awarded to Raechel Lutz, Rutgers University, for her research on "Oil in Water: an Environmental History of Petroleum Refining in New Jersey, 1870-1980"

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news and events

Click here to view Middle East Studies Association's statement on threats to academic freedom in Turkey (ASEH signed).

Click here to view the virtual edition of our journal on climate history.

Click here to read about how environmental history is "the field with the largest proportional expansion" in the last 40 years.

Click here to view ASEH's statement on "Campus Carry" legislation.

Click here to view plenary talk by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (from our 2015 conference in Washington, DC).

Click here to view letter from ASEH to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting that the agency re-open its history program.

Click here to view the latest bulletin from the International Consortium of EH Organizations (ICEHO).

Are you an ASEH member interested in hosting our annual conference? Click here for more info.

Click here for information on our equity fellowship for graduate students and click here for information on our local equity undergraduate student grants.

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