EHN Community Letter July 2023
pieces published this month, EHN at the ESEH, & an invitation for non-English content
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This month on EHN
Ysabel Muñoz Martínez - "Swimming with Trash in the Caribbean"
EHN x ESEH
Join us in Bern for the biannual ESEH conference on August 22-26, 2023. We've organized a hybrid session based on EHN's ongoing blog series on Problems of Place, featuring graduate students and early career scholars who will discuss the importance of community, connection, and belonging. This roundtable will take place on Friday, August 25 at 4:30-6:00pm CEST. Also, stay tuned for news of an EHN meetup.
My Environment Now: Diana Valencia-Duarte
We asked Diana, a Lecturer in the History of the Global South at the University of Aberystwyth and EHN’s assistant executive editor, about her environment this month.
After finishing a multi-participatory project at the University of Bristol, called Mempaz, I came to the University of Aberystwyth on the coast of mid Wales. Here, I will conduct a new module on Environmental History of Latin America and the Caribbean, which I am thrilled to be designing myself! Aberystwyth is a tiny jewel with beaches, a castle, old buildings, the Welsh National Library and Archive and a high-class university.
Something I’ve seen this month while I’ve been on holiday and which had an impact on me is the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn. I can definitely recommend it. Instead of being a self-congratulatory nationalist museum as many, this one is remarkably honest and uncensored.
In August I will finish my Cwrs Mynediad Dysgu Cymraeg, my entry course of Welsh. Coming from Colombia, a country with almost 70 different languages, I am strongly determined to contribute supporting the preservation of the precious minority language—and culture—of the country I live in.
An Invitation for Non-English Content
We are seeking contributors interested in sharing a piece in a language other than English. It can cover any topic related to both research and personal experience, across any time or geographical space. Our goal is to showcase the diverse and complex experiences that people have with their environments, and normalize academic and public scholarship in many languages.
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