Skin and Fuel: Two episodes in the history of fossilized whiteness What links between whiteness and fossil fuels does history display? Renowned environmental scholar Andreas Malm suggests that the ongoing surge of an anti-climate, pro-fossil-fuel far right is bringing deep historical forces to the fore. Furthermore, Malm speculates on various possible scenarios of far-right politics in a rapidly warming world. Date: Thursday 12 March, 17:00hrs Location: Doelenzaal, University Library (Singel 425)
On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of January 2021 the Humanities Department of the Open University of the Netherlands organizes the international conference 'Cultural perceptions of safety'. This is their call for papers
What is it like to be a plant, and to communicate through your roots? Join Other Futures Lab to share and to explore collectively new ways of imagining alternative futures that affect the present positively.
Which fish can you recognize in paintings? The project "Fishing in the Past" aims to collect as much data as possible about fish in the period from 1500 to 1850.
The British Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW) are inviting applications for early career researchers (max. 7 yrs post PhD) in the humanities and social sciences to attend a research collaboration symposium on the broad theme of the Anthropocene.
The Faculty of Humanities and CLUE+ cordially invite you to this Art and Culture Trending Topics lecture by David C. Harvey
Date: 30 January 2020
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building, KC-07
CLUE+ invites you to a symposium celebrating the publication of Angela Roothaan's book Indigenous, Modern and Postcolonial Relations to Nature (Routledge, 2019).
Date: 22 January 2020
This Friday, 6 December, a team of the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute will present their closing colloquium about the blue-green roof of the Aula of the VU. A water carrying roof like this is meant as a measure for climate adaptation and the improvement of the biodiversity.
Environmental historian Raf de Bont has been rewarded with the Dr. Hendrik Muller Prijs 2019. This symposium on the 12th of December will include talks by among others founding EHC board member Kristine Steenbergh!
After the Nuclear Heritage Event on December 4th, we are happy to invite you for a mid-winter borrel, to chat, exchange ideas, and celebrate the Environmental Humanities.
Artists Grit Ruhland and Agnès Villette will present their versions of nuclear waste markers, provoking us to think about how we want to relate to our nuclear heritage both in the present and in the future.
Save the date! On the 18th of November, Ingrid Halland (NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology) will give a lecture on art and thinking after plastic.
On the 9th of October, the Environmental Humanities Center visited COVRA, a nuclear waste management facility. Ruby de Vos, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen tells us all about her experience of this unique excursion.