On the occasion of their solo exhibition at 1646 in Rotterdam, artist and filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques will screen their work “YWY, the Android”, followed by a lecture and Q&A. In the video, set in a present-future, YWY, an indigenous android, talks with a GMO corn crop in the agricultural interior of Brazil.
The global nuclear industry has for decades used sites like Stonehenge to justify designs for long-term markers to be placed over nuclear waste repositories to ensure they are not violated in distant, imagined futures. Alternative proposals propose a variety of aesthetic installations as alternative ways of marking the contaminated landscapes under construction. Moving back and forth between the proposals rooted in cultural heritage thinking, and those aligned with art worlds, this talk questions how both imagine human intentions as singularly effective in structuring place over spans of thousands of years.
Far-right movements are on the rise worldwide, and many have embraced both misogynistic and anti-climate action positions. While these resentments are often treated separately, in this webinar, Cara Daggett will discuss their interconnections through the concept of petro-masculinity.
The new Center for AnimalHuman Studies in the Netherlands is a platform for researchers, teachers, students and others in the Netherlands who focus on the relationship between humans and other animals.
Our alumna and former student assistant Joëlle Koorneef curated and produced a programme on literature and climate (in)justice for Winternachten Festival. The festival takes place online on the evening of 14 January 2021.
In our meeting with Leonie Cornips, we asked all participants for one reading tip connected to the lecture on how dairy cows relate to humans and to each other, sourcing the wisdom of our community via the Zoom chat function. These are your recommendations.
This is an evaluation of the EHC-KNHG congres on November 19th, including the YouTube links to the lectures and an environmental humanities reading list.
Leonie Cornips will present her research on how the dairy cow makes social meaning in her barn within the power dynamics of industrial farming.
Beginning in December 2020 and running until summer 2021, the Environmental Humanities Center presents a series of webinars with scholars from environmental humanities and beyond. Click to learn more!
This two-day conference will bring together scholars from eight different countries and various humanities disciplines to pursue fluctuations in conceptualizations, expressions and feelings of safety over time as well as in cultures of surveillance and safety practices. Speakers will address a variety of topics, ranging from narratives and visual discourses of (un)safety, to representations and imaginations of places and spaces of safety and regulations to ensure safety.
The 17th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability invites submissions. It will will take place on 24-26 February 2021. This year’s special focus will be on Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability: Policy Solutions for the Climate Emergency. Plenary speakers: Diederik Samsom, Marjan Minnesma, Christian Felber and Ilona Otto. For those that are interested... Continue Reading →
EHC Board member Kristine Steenbergh will take part in an online event on climate fiction at SPUI25, organized with de Nederlandse Boekengids and Armada on 5 November (20-21.30hrs). The event is in Dutch.
In a blog post for the Rachel Carson Center, student board member Sadie E. Hale asks us to consider what the miserable lives of intensively-reared broiler chickens can add to our understanding of global entanglements and pandemics like COVID-19.
On the 19th of november, the KNHG and EHC will host a digital congres on eco-history and the environmental humanities. This event - and this post - will be in Dutch.
As part of its Synergia project, the Science, Technology and Policy Studies department at the University of Twente is seeking a (4 year) PhD candidate to study expectations and imaginaries and explore possible transition pathways related to the new concept of ‘Technology-4-Ecology-based farming’ (T4E).