June 5

2017 Turku Book Award Shortlist Announced

Congratulations to Prof. Kieko Matteson, whose book Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community, and Conflict, 1669–1848has made the shortlist for the 2017 Turku Book Award! The award will be presented to the recipient on July 1, 2017 at the ESEH conference in Zagreb.

From the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society:

“The Turku Book Award is a joint prize from the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC). The award is named after the city of Turku, Finland, where it was awarded for the first time at the 6th annual ESEH Conference in June 2011.

“The Turku Book Award is intended to identify and encourage innovative and well-written scholarship in the field of environmental history and is awarded every two years. Books may be nominated by authors, publishers, or members of the ESEH. Preference will be given to books that focus at least partly on Europe and/or to authors who are affiliated with European institutions. The award carries a prize of 3,000 Euros.”