COST Action CA22155 – Network for forest by-products charcoal, resin, tar, potash

Report of the WG4 meeting on 10th of May, 2024

During the meeting of WG4 members on 10th of May, 2024

  • the meeting participants focused mainly on the below WG4 task and deliverables:
    • discussed the first face-to-face meeting of WG4 and the Visual Sources Workshop, which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in spring 2025;
      • The three main goals of the meeting will be to start developing a database of the virtual sources of PoTaRCH, to submit a panel abstract for ESEH 2025 or other conference, and to start developing a virtual exhibition.
      • The idea of visual exhibition and work came from a discussion with Martin Stuber (Switzerland), organiser of summer school and a panel about visual turn in forest history (focussing on commons) in Bern. https://www.eseh2023.unibe.ch/summer_schools/val_d_anniviers_commons/
    • the application of the WG4 panel to the ESEH conference, which will be held in August next year in Sweden, was also discussed;
    • it was decided that currently the most important task is working on review papers;
    • ensure progress towards goals by reviewing work carried out on-site and in virtual workshops,
    • reviews works on environmental, social and historical issues,
    • catalogue of production maps, archives, photos;

  • Three main topics were clarified, and leaders were delegated:
    • Sustainable development – Environment (lead by Anna Varga),
    • Knowledge transfer (lead by Péter Szabó),
    • Mediavel Environment History (lead by: Aleksandra Fostikov)
  • finally, the date of the next online meeting will be set on June

Congratulations to the leaders and members of WG4 for their effective action!

We wish you a fruitful discussion in June!