The Summer Semester program for the Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History has been announced. It encompasses diverse global perspectives on environmental history, with topics ranging from Japan’s disasters to Brazil’s dams, the use of water on the Aral lake, the Czech-Austrian Border at Temelin Nuclear Power Plant, the GDR’s environmental policy, the Rhine and the Dams of Brazil.

The series commences on 17 May with a special event, a book presentation (followed by a reception) on “Water and the State”, addressing the venerable issue of the hydraulic society. Christoph Bernhardt will present his book on the transnational Rhine, while Julia Obertreis will share her insights on the Russian and Soviet attempts to control both water and people.

You can download the leaflet for this event and the semester schedule here. The semester plan can also be accessed at:

The Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History is open for all. No registration necessary.

If you are interested in attending or presenting some time in the future, please contact Astrid Mignon Kirchhof (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), [email protected] or Jan-Henrik Meyer (University of Copenhagen/ZZF Potsdam), [email protected]

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