The ICEHO currently has around 30 constituent members, including the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental History Association (Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental SOLCHA), the Climate History Network (CHN), various forest and water history societies and scholarly networks, and universities and museums. See the full list of current members.

We have three types of members:

  • Member Associations: an association, society, or network that represents professionals working in environmental history

  • Institutional Members: a university department, school, program or unit; academic and professional societies; research institutes; museums; government groups; academies of science; non-governmental organizations; foundation or other entity that is interested in environmental history and/or that conducts programs in environmental history

  • Associate Members: e.g. publishers, advocacy groups, and for-profit corporations and businesses whose association with ICEHO would offer mutual advantages for the development of environmental history and further the goals and objectives of ICEHO.

Our Members

Leading Level Members

Forest History Society

The mission of the Forest History Society is to improve natural resource management and human welfare by bringing a historical context to environmental decision-making. To achieve its mission the Society will: preserve forest and conservation history for present and future generations; encourage scholarship in forest and conservation history; and conduct a comprehensive applied history program that brings the lessons of forest history to bear on the most pressing issues in natural resource management and contributes to identifying viable solutions to them.

Major Level Members

American Society for Environmental History

ASEH seeks understanding of the human experience of the environment from the perspectives of history, liberal arts, and sciences. The Society encourages cross-disciplinary dialogue on every aspect of the present and past relationship of humankind to the natural world.

Network in Canadian History and Environment

NiCHE promotes new ways of supporting collaboration among Canadian environmental historians and colleagues in adjacent fields. It also works to ensure that this research is accessible to policymakers, natural scientists, and the Canadian public.

Department of History at University of Nevada, Reno

The Department of History at University of Nevada, Reno offers bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees in history, including environmental history areas of study.

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

The Rachel Carson Center is a joint initiative of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Deutsches Museum. Its goal is to further research and discussion in the field of international environmental studies and to strengthen the role of the humanities in the current political and scientific debates about the environment.

Partner Level Members

Department of Culture & Global Studies at Aalborg University

The Department of Culture and Global Studies is a cross-faculty department linking together The Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Department researchers draw on theories and methods from both the social sciences and the humanities in their studies of culture and society: inter-human relations, relations between cultures, local and global relations, relations between the past and the future.

Division of History of Science and Technology at Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment conducts research and teaching about technology and technological change in a historical perspective. An important point of departure is that technology and science are cultural elements that shape and change the living conditions on earth. Of equal importance is the starting point that historical studies are of crucial importance for understanding contemporary as well as future processes of technological and societal change.

Environmental Humanities Lab at Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

The goal of the EHL is to shape a post-disciplinary intellectual environment that combines education, research and graduate training in innovative ways and sets knowledge in the humanities into action to favour sustainable development. The educational programme aims to train a new generation of historians and others to become capable, integrated environmental humanists.

International Water History Association

The purpose of IWHA is to encourage, promote, and foster historical understanding of, and research in, the relationship between water and humankind; to foster a stronger relationship between those engaged in water history and water administrators, engineers, scientists, planners and other practitioners; and to foster public awareness of the role of water in world history and to promote public participation in resolving water resource issues.

University of Wisconsin – Center for Culture, History, and Environment

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among the world’s leading institutions promoting multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of environmental history. An important component of the mission of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) is to understand how knowledge, beliefs, political economy, and culture have shaped, and been shaped by, the environment.

Zentrum fur Umweltgeschichte

The Centre for Environmental History in the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna aims to establish a virtual platform for an Austrian environmental history network. It offers an information platform for scholars and research institutions in Austria, provides links to ongoing research projects and documents Austrian environmental history research.

Basic Level Members

Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH)

AEAEH is a scholarly association founded in October 2009 for promoting studies on East Asian environmental issues with historical, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspectives across a wide temporal span.

The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment is a research institution in the areas of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. We focus on applied science through research, education and action that influence policy and practice on conservation of nature, management of natural resources, and sustainable development.

Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network (EHN)

EHN promotes the exchange of information and ideas among researchers interested in all aspects of the environmental history of Australia and New Zealand.

Biodiversity & Landscape History Research Institute (BALHRI)

BALHRI, working in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and the South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group (SYBRG), provides research-based information on ecology, history, archaeology and landscape change in the UK.

Birmingham Seminar for Environmental Humanities (BISEMEH)

BISEMEH is an open, cross-disciplinary network of scholars at the University of Birmingham who have an interest in environmental research within the broad realm of academia that we commonly call the humanities.

Brepols Publishers

Brepols Publishers is an international academic publisher of works in the humanities. It publishes the new Journal for the History of Environment and Society, which aims to be a leading online and open- access periodical that covers all aspects of environmental history conceived in its broadest sense.

C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC)

C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre is a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, established jointly by the Ministry and the C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation. The Centre has been a pioneer in environmental education efforts in South India and has conducted a variety of programmes to spread awareness and interest among the masses.

Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University

The establishment of a Centre for Environmental History at ANU in late 2009 consolidated existing pioneering initiatives over the past decade and will enable the university to build further on its intellectual leadership in this field. The Centre embraces research and teaching in environmental history, history of science and public history from anywhere in the world, but focuses particularly on Australian experience and perspectives.

Climate History Network (CHN)

The Climate History Network is an organization of scholars who reconstruct past climate changes and identify how those changes affected human history. The CHN connects academics in many disciplines, from many countries. We encourage more collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research in climate history. It offers contacts and resources for professors, teachers, students, and interested lay people. 

Czech Geographical Society: Section for Historical Geography and Environmental History

The Section was founded in 2004 with the major aim of fostering cooperation and communication among Czech scholars involved in historical geography or environmental history. The Section publishes an internet journal – Klaudyan – the only environmental history journal in Czechia.

Environmental History Cluster Austria (EHCA)

EHCA is a network of Austrian environmental historians.

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is a scholarly society founded in 1999 to encourage and promote the study of environmental history in Europe.

Irish Environmental History Network (IEHN)

IEHN is a collection of individuals from institutions in Ireland and beyond, interested or engaged in research relating to the concerns of Irish environmental history. This research employs a broad array of methods and sources and focuses on how humanity has perceived and interacted with the global and Irish environment in any past era.

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University (LSU) is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution and is a comprehensive State Flagship university in the US.

National Museum of Australia: Centre for Historical Research

The Museum’s focus is on interdisciplinary research in three broad thematic areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories; Australian history and society since 1788; and People’s interaction with the environment

Nature/History/Society Book Series — UBC Press

Nature/History/Society publishes high quality books in environmental history, mainly but not exclusively on Canada. The series is signalled by its title: “Nature” because it takes the natural world seriously; “History” because it aims to foster work that has temporal depth; and “Society” because its essential concern is with the interface between Nature and Society, broadly conceived. The series is avowedly interdisciplinary and is open to the work of anthropologists, ecologists, historians, geographers, literary scholars, political scientists, sociologists, and others whose interests resonate with its mandate. It offers a timely outlet for lively, innovative, and well-written work on the interactions of people and nature through time in North America.

Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental

SOLCHA, the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Environmental History, promotes the study of environmental history in relation to forestry, agriculture, industry, social movements, and nature in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Southern African History Society

The Southern African Historical Society (SAHS) is focused on generating communication among professional historians with an interest in southern African history whether they are located within the region or further afield. They also welcome members from allied disciplines and professions.

Turkish Society for Environmental History

The Turkish Society for Environmental History is a scholarly organization that aims to create and maintain lines of communication with researchers who are pursuing an interest in environmental histories of the Seljuk Empire, the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey.

University of Oklahoma, Department of History

The Department of History at the University of Oklahoma offers degrees at the B.A. and M.A. levels, with four core fields for the Ph.D., including the environmental history of the United States and Latin America. OU’s resources include the Western History Collections, the Carl Albert Center for Congressional Research, and a premier History of Science Collection.

Utah State University, Department of History

The Department of History at Utah State University has a long history of work in environmental history, with several faculty members working in international environmental history. The department has a commitment to training undergraduates as well as master’s students in global environmental history.

War and Environment Network

The War and Environment Network connects scholars in environmental history who study the environmental legacies of war. 

The White Horse Press

The White Horse Press publishes academic journals and books specializing in environmental issues. The journals Environment and History and Environmental Values are included in the press portfolio. Find the Press on Facebook by clicking here

Women in Environmental History Network (WEHN)

Members of the American Society for Environmental History recently organized the Women in Environmental History Network (WEHN) to encourage greater visibility, interaction and support for the women who are active in environmental history. WEHN will collect data about the professional accomplishments of women in environmental history in order to analyze and address barriers, while at the same time supporting and expanding opportunities for success. WEHN will also consider and address non-gendered barriers to success that may affect other subgroups. WEHN hopes to create an open atmosphere for anyone seeking to connect to others working in the field. If you would like to join the WEHN listserv, please contact Julie Cohn.

Network for the Study of Environmental History of Turkey (NEHT)

NEHT is a collection of researchers from institutions in Turkey, Europe, and beyond, both early career and experienced, identifying themselves or showing an interest in the field of Ottoman and Turkish environmental history. As an international and interdisciplinary research platform, it aims to bring researchers in diverse disciplines focusing on different aspects of Ottoman and Turkish environmental history together and to contribute to the understanding of the history of Turkey from the perspective of environmental history. 

Laboratório História e Natureza (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

The Laboratory of History and Nature (LabHeN) is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, professors, and anyone interested in the field of Environmental History. Linked to the History Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IH / UFRJ), LabHen meets every Thursday afternoon on the academic calendar of UFRJ.