Summer School - Natural and Cultural Heritage under Different Governments, 28 June – 2 July 2017, Croatia

Publish Date: Jan 11, 2017

Deadline: Apr 01, 2017

Event Dates: from Jun 28, 2017 08:12 to Jul 02, 2017 08:12

2017 ESEH Summer School “Natural and Cultural Heritage under Different Governments”

The Department of Geography at the University of Zadar, in cooperation with the Department of Geography and that of History at the University of Zagreb, with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), is pleased to announce a four-day thematic summer school: Natural and cultural heritage under different governments. The school will take place in Zadar, Croatia, from 4 until 7 July 2017 (immediately after the ESEH 10th International Conference in Zagreb, 28 June – 2 July 2017).

The summer school aims to gather 12 graduate / PhD students together with junior and senior scholars. The summer school will offer participant the opportunity to present and discuss their projects with an international group of peers as well as experts in their field, and to network with other researchers working on related topics.


Each participant is expected to give an oral presentation of 15-20 minutes which will be discussed in thematic sessions chaired by senior scholars. The four-day seminar will also feature lectures from scholars, field trips and informal discussion among scholars and students.

At the end of the School students will have to make a presentation and write a report about their work (6-10 pages).

The main topic is:

Natural and cultural heritage under different governments

By natural and cultural heritage we consider elements that were essential for development of human communities in different periods. How did culture (in broadest sense) influence on them, how did it change them? What are the main consequences of land use and water use visible today? This topics should link different scientific fields like historians, geographers, biologists, agronomists etc.

Issues we would like to address within are (but are not exclusively limited to):

- Land use and land cover changes

- Landscape development

- Problems of development of conventional agriculture in protected areas

- Historical frame of water management (irrigation, water supply, salt production etc.)

- Impact on wildlife (birds, fish)

To apply, students are required to send the following documents in English:

1. curriculum vitae;

2. essay on the proposed topics that is related to their doctoral thesis or other work that states the main challenges and research questions to be discussed at the summer school (500 words);

3. a letter of support from a faculty member.

All accepted participants will receive free accommodation, meals and transportation during the four-day seminar, but they are responsible for their own transportation to and from Zadar, Croatia, where they should arrive on 3 June as the summer school will start on 4 June, in the morning. The registration fee will be 30 euros.

Application deadline: 1 April 2017. Answer will be given until 15 April or as soon as possible after the deadline.

Please send your applications to:

Also, if you have any questions, contact us on previous mail.

Local Organizing Committee:

Anica Čuka, University of Zadar, Department of Geography

Nina Lončar, University of Zadar, Department of Geography

Ante Blaće, University of Zadar, Department of Geography

Workshop topic: Natural and cultural heritage under different governments

Research them

The intention is to have 3 working groups during school and every group will research one of the following topics. A group should be consisted out of 4 students and 1-2 supervisors that are experts in their respective fields.

Working groups (topics are not strict, depending on applications)

1. Water management

2. Fishery and fishery policies

3. Land use changes

Summer school proposal timetable (lectures and workshop):

1. The first day is reserved for professional and scientific presentations of the main theme which will be done by the guest lecturers and then followed by a presentations of student’s research within the groups.

2. The second day is scheduled for field trip to familiarize students with research themes on examples from Littoral Croatia (Zadar area).

3. On the third day students will work with supervisors on given topics within the group.

4. It is expected that the final results will be presented to other participants in Power Point (each group will prepare a presentation) on the fourth day containing also a written report (6-10 pages).

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