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Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in US Environmental History - Yale University

The Yale University Department of History invites applications for a Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship in United States environmental history.  The fellow will be affiliated with Yale Environmental History and the YaleEnvironmental Humanities Initiative and is expected to participate in their activities and to teach one course during the two years of the fellowship. Salary is $58,000 plus benefits and a research budget.  Start date August 1, 2019. PhD requirements must be completed by the beginning of the appointment and the PhD must have been awarded after spring 2016.  Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. A cover letter (including a statement of qualifications and research interests), a CV, a chapter-length writing sample, a one-page proposal for a course, including illustrative readings, and three letters of reference should be submitted to

Review of applications will begin March 4, 2019.


A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, History of Science, Medicine, and/or Environment, 2019-2021 - University of Wisconsin-Madison

The College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellow will be housed in the Department of History and supported by the Center for the Humanities. The fellow will begin on August 19, 2019, and will teach a total of three undergraduate courses over two years, with no teaching in the first semester of the fellowship.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or relevant degree program by the start of the appointment. We seek applications from scholars with expertise in the history of science, medicine, and/or the environment, from the early modern to contemporary period, in any geographic area. Competitive applicants will have a strong research profile and proven record of teaching at the undergraduate level.

For more information to apply, go to

Applications due May 10, 2019.


“Writing the Environmental Humanities for Public Audiences” Summer Workshop - University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures

With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures announces its first annual “Writing the Environmental Humanities for Public Audiences” workshop. The workshop will take place August 5-August 9, 2019 (with arrival and departure on August 4 and 10), at Silver Falls Resort and Conference Center, located within Silver Falls State Park, in Silverton, Oregon.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants, with at least 8 from the University of Oregon, and up to 4 from beyond the UO community. Faculty and graduate students in the Environmental Humanities and allied fields (for example ecological approaches to literature, gender, religion, politics, philosophy, and/or race; animal studies; indigenous studies, environmental justice, ethics and sustainability; environmental history, art/architectural history and criticism, historical/cultural geography; anthropology, or sociology) are eligible to apply. Both aspiring and accomplished non-fiction writers who want to learn a more literary narrative style to engage a wider public audience are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, go to

Applications due May 15, 2019.


Applied History training program - Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder

All-expense paid weekend workshop intensive in Applied History with Patty Limerick

Become a leader in this exciting trend of expanding the opportunities to engage wider audiences in historical reflection!

Are you a historian who cares about the major environmental problems that are central to the experience and history of the American West? 

The Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is implementing an Applied History training program. This program will train History postdocs and adjunct faculty to become applied historians who can draw on the expertise of scholars from a range of disciplines to reach a wider audience. 

At the core of Applied History is the mandate to pay equal attention to historical research and to the identity, concerns, and interests of an anticipated audience. Applied Historians adhere to the basic methods of historical inquiry in studying the past, but take an additional step in applying those methods to arrive at a grounded understanding of the present-day groups who will constitute their audience. 

Post-docs, adjuncts, and recent Ph.D. in History graduates are encouraged to apply. We will sponsor eight participants throughout the 2019-2020 Academic year. Each participant will take part in their own, three-day “Individual Skills Repurposing” weekend workshop. 

For more information and to apply, visit

Applications due June 30, 2019.

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Click here for the Call for Papers for ASEH 2020 in Ottawa.
Click here to read ASEH comment regarding the Department of Interior's Request for Records Disposition Authority to NARA

Click here for information on ASEH's 2019 conference. Join us in Columbus!

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 the latest bulletin from the International Consortium of EH Organizations (ICEHO).

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NIpissing University is hosting ASEH's 2020 conference in Ottawa, Canada.

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With generous support from the Canada Research Chairs

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and Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

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