The relationship between History of Environment (EH) and Environmental Education (EE) is an emerging and important debate that we consider to be very important. It’s due to this importance that it’s going to be a topic approached in the Second World Congress of Environmental History to be held in Portugal, at the University of Minho, Guimarães, in June 2014.


In fact, the EH comes up as a promising area of research that not only allows to reconstruct the dynamics of human-nature interaction over time, but also sheds light on the dynamics of accelerated environmental change occurred in recent years. With an integrated, interdisciplinary and holistic vocation the EH constitutes a privileged field of knowledge for gathering and articulating the contributions from other scientific fields, both in the scope of the physical and natural sciences, or in the scope of the humanities and social sciences.

EE also has a holistic and interdisciplinary vocation. Including various currents and trends, EE has swung between: a) more behaviourist approaches that, in general, do not question the dominant socioeconomic and political paradigms and the logics of development associated with them; b) more critical approaches, that point out for the necessity of promoting public policies that contribute to change current paradigms and building more sustainable societies.

Considering this fact, the Centre for Environmental Studies, Department of Geography, Centre for Humanities and Education at the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC)with the support of the Master Program of Territorial Planning and Socioenvironmental Development (MPPT/UDESC), International School Congress/International Workshop on Environmental History Group (ISC/IWEH) and the Foundation for Art and Technology (FUNDARTEC) organized between 27 and 29 November 2013, the Fourth International Workshop on Environmental History - History of the Environment and Environmental Education. This event (which comes in the wake of another, for we have already organized in November 2011, focusing on issues of environmental disasters) aims, among other things, discuss: how the HA can become more educational, ie, be-in a significant training component? How can EA incorporate a dimension story that becomes more effective impact? How the HA and EA can articulate? The extent to which different themes / issues allow this joint.



  • Discuss the relationship between HE and EE focused on case studies and relevant topics (coastal management, urban conflicts, natural resources, migration, environmental disasters and educational dynamics).
  • Strengthen the research on the HE and EE education present and discuss case studies related to EH-EE articulation.
  • Discuss the theoretical and methodological details of EH-EE articulation
  • Prepare the Second World Congress of Environmental History
  • Contribute to the creation of a lusophone network in EH