Five Hungarian ESEH
members published their work in this volume, ranging from eighteenth-century winters on the Danube to post-war industry.
Martin Meiske took the Best Poster Prize with 'The Birth of Geoengineering: Large-Scale Engineering Projects in the Early Stage of the Anthropocene (1850-1950)'; Dagomar Degroot won the ESEH Prize for Best Article in European Environmental History over the previous two years for '"Never such weather known in these seas": Climatic Fluctuations and the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the Seventeenth Century, 1652-1674', (Environment and History 20 : 239-273); and the ESEH/RCC Turku Book Award went to Gregory T.
While the Versailles conference displayed an impressive bilingual (and trilingual+) ability, and willingness, to explore Europe's--and the world's--growing non-English environmental historiography, the next several ESEH notepads will devote a few pages each to critically summarising important new books published outside the English realm.
Dissertation, Sabanci University, 2007; see also Dursun, 'A Call for an Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Reflections on the Fourth ESEH
Conference (Review Article)', New Perspectives on Turkey 37 (Fall 2007): 211-222.
For example, in April 2014, ESEH
sponsored a regional workshop 'Why is there so little green in Czech and Slovak history?' which discussed the barriers and opportunities for environmental history in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The conference was organised by Kazan Federal University, with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH
President, 2013-2015 Ume[Angstrom] University, Sweden
The organisers would like to sincerely thank ESEH
, the Estonian Science Foundation (project 9419) and the Research Fund of Tallinn University (UF_23042012) for their generous financial support.
(1.) This paper is based on my keynote address to the 6th ESEH
Conference on 'Encounters of Sea and Land' at Turku, Finland, in 2011.