International Consortium for Environmental History

The aim of the Consortium is to foster international communication among environmental history organizations. Specific goals include sharing information, learning from the successes and failures of others, and discussing common issues, concerns, and challenges.

ICEHO has four goals enumerated in its Articles of Incorporation:

  1. To provide a structured framework within which organizations and institutions throughout the world that are interested in environmental history can meet and work in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary manner.
  2. To encourage and promote mutual communication, cooperation, and collaboration between these organizations,
  3. To promote the highest standards of education and research in the field of environmental history,
  4. To foster within the academic community, among the general public, and among policymakers an awareness, understanding, and consideration of the historical dimension of human/environment relationships.

Who Is Invited?

Membership is open to all organizations for which an important component of their focus is the history of the human interaction with the environment. An institution such as a university department or a museum need not be solely focused on history nor solely focused on issues of environmental history to participate. And publishers, advocacy groups, and for-profit corporations and businesses may qualify for associate membership.

World Congress of Environmental History

The 2nd World Congress of Environmental History (WCEH) was held July 7-14, 2014 in Guimarães, Portugal. Convened every five years, scholars from all over the world gather to present and share their research and findings. The conference language is English.