Environmental history investigates the interactions between society and its physical environment, on symbolic, material and organisational levels. It opens new perspectives for deciphering contemporary issues related to modifications of landscape, for understanding reoccurring conflicts over the allocation and protection of natural resources, as well as for grasping the complexity and historicity of the social representations and uses of the environment.

Seeking to broaden its research function and its ability to share information, we have developed an online database. This database includes a bibliography, an index of sources (both secondary and primary) as well as complete digital copies of images and other published and unpublished documents. The database is available to historians, social scientists and natural scientists studying social/environmental interactions from a diachronic perspective.