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Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring launched the modern American environmental movements and also influenced similar movements all over the globe. In commemoration of the book's fiftieth anniversary, the Rachel Carson Center is soliciting essays from junior and senior scholars that analyze the impact and reception of the book, as well as Carson's legacy.
The award for the junior essay winner is $1000 and for the senior essay winner, $2000. In addition, the winning essays, as well as those receiving an honorable mention, will be published in the Center's RCC Perspectives series.
Please refer to the attached PDF for the complete details.
The submission deadline is March 15, 2012.
About the Rachel Carson Center
The Rachel Carson Center is a joint initiative of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet-Munich and the Deutsches Museum. It aims 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.
This initiative is in collaboration with the British Council, the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations, and the Consulate General of the United States, Munich.