Congratulations to ANZEHN member Johanna Conterio, whose article ‘Inventing the Subtropics: An Environmental History of Sochi, 1928-1936’, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 16:1, 2015, was given an honourable mention in the St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History at the ESEH conference. The prize committee described Johanna’s article as a fascinating insight into the construction of subtropical landscapes of health in Stalinist Russia. The article is available (with subscription) here.

More information about the prize is available on the ESEH website, here.

Image: Sochi, Russia in the early 1900s.