Over the last decades, several fields of study have converged around Historical Ecology, from the environmental sciences to the humanities. However, many questions remain about how modern and past human societies interacted with and changed – both consciously and unconsciously – their environment. The Yasuní Research Station – located in the Yasuní National Park in Ecuador – provides an exceptional location to grasp important issues in Historical Ecology in Amazonia.
This summer school aims to strengthen international relationships and knowledge sharing between academics and students from the Humanities, and Environmental or Natural sciences interested in the history, ecology, archaeology, or ethnobotany of the Amazonian region.
It is open to students and academics enrolled in a MSc/PhD/post-doctoral program.
Candidates will be selected based on the quality of applications and their suitability with respect to the topics covered by this summer school. A CV and a cover letter briefly describing (max. one page) academic and professional experience, academic program and/or research activities, broad scientific interests, and scientific publications – if applicable – must be sent as a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30th April 2019.