The RCC was out in force at the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães earlier this month, with RCC fellows, alumni, and staff represented in numerous sessions and events, many presenting in panels that were the result of collaborations started at the RCC. Perhaps the most notable RCC presence at this conference was the RCC Perspectives volume “The Edges of Environmental History,” published in February 2014 in English and in June 2014 in a Portuguese translation made by former RCC intern Filipa Soares. This volume celebrates the work of Jane Carruthers, the outgoing president of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations, whose work has given the discipline a decisive voice both in South African and global contexts. The artwork for the volume was provided by the acclaimed Australian landscape painter and art activist Mandy Martin, who also delivered the keynote address in Guimarães.
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The publication is available free online here in both Portuguese and English, and in print from the Rachel Carson Center.