REPORT(H)A - Portuguese Network on Environmental History

It was developed through the early collaborative networking of four R & D Institutes and Universities: CITCEM (Transdisciplinary Research Centre Culture, Space and Memory, U. Porto), CES (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra), IHC (Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and University of Minho.

  • To create a collaborative framework for those undertaking research within the framework of environmental history (maintaining a regional representative role with the European Society for the Environmental History-ESEH and other organisations) and to promote communication between researchers.
  • To demonstrate the importance of history in answering current questions within the context of environmental and ecological concerns with regard to the destruction of resources and the rediscovery of the environment as part of our heritage.
  • To alert for the need of knowledge and recognition about the past, in order to define strategies and environmental policies. 
  • To promote regular meetings on Environmental History.

Members: Ana Cardoso de Matos, Sónia Bombico, Paulo Guimarães