2013 ESEH Biennial Conference

Circulating Natures: Water-Food-Energy


20-24 August 2013 | Mission Statement

The Seventh Biennial Conference of the European Society for Environmental History will be held in Munich, Germany. Situated in close proximity to lakes and mountains, Munich is known for its Alpine surroundings, its ecological initiatives, its strong academic institutions, its cultural heritage and history, its food and drink, and for its exceptionally high quality of life.

The topic of the 2013 ESEH conference is thus particularly well suited to Munich: “Circulating Natures: Water-Food-Energy.”

It will take place from 20-24 August 2013, and will be hosted by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society – the world’s largest Centre for Advanced Study in the environmental humanities. Other sponsors include LMU Munich, the Deutsches Museum, and the City of Munich.

The ESEH conference will bring an estimated five hundred participants to Munich. Also, for the first time, alumni of the Carson Center, who are prominent scholars from more than forty different countries worldwide, will gather in Munich to discuss their work. 

The conference will offer approximately one hundred panels in environmental studies, plenary sessions, excursions, receptions, book exhibits, and auctions.

The conference fee will be kept as low as possible, particularly for ESEH members. It will include access to all exhibits and panels and to the official buffet receptions.