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Awarded in 2015, the UNESCO Chair in Environmental History promotes teaching and research activities centered on the historical relationship between human communities and their environmental settings.  Our Chair is part of a worldwide network of UNESCO Chairs that are engaged in initiatives designed to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  As part of our first five-year focus on "indigenous peoples and water," we regularly support graduate research assistantships and sponsor community outreach (including K-12 teacher training workshops) designed to explore the contemporary relevance of the historical relationships between indigenous communities and water.  For more on the UNESCO Chair, please see  For some examples of our programming, see below.

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