On April 16th, at FramerFramed (Amsterdam) the Environmental Humanities Center will join forces with the Kunstlicht journal to launch the journal issue on „Nuclear Aesthetics“.
Professor Cuper's lecture at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (15 april) explores the roots of the modernist project – both heroic and tragic – to design the human by reshaping the environment, from the domestic sphere to the earth at large.
On the 28th of April, The Environmental Humanities Reading Group will be reading sections from Alice Oswald’s book-length poem Dart, which maps the flow of the river Dart in Devon and the lives it touches.
Paul Hawken's book Drawdown is a revelation for anyone who cares about our environment and wants to feel responsible about the fate and future of ‘our’ planet earth. Curious? Read Sjoerd Kluiving's review here.
Maastricht University invites applicants for a 5 year postdoctoral position in the project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century”
On the 21st of March, the workshop: Water (un)Safety and Concepts of Nature was held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. This report reflects on this day as an opportunity for scholars of many different experience levels to exchange their knowledge about the (un)safety of water.
Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department acknowledges and gives visibility to research projects offering departures from established modes of thinking and practice. For this iteration of the Call for Fellows, the Research Department has selected the theme of BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a Planetary Scale.
On April 4th and 5th, 2019, Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society (LUCAS) will be hosting a conference called, Animals: Theory, Practice, and Representation.
This graduate conference is an international and interdisciplinary platform where PhD and master students can present, exchange, and discuss research results and innovative theoretical insights with participants from diverse backgrounds.
In honour of World Water Day 2019, the Society for Water History and the Environmental Humanities Center organize a workshop on the theme of Water Safety and Unsafety and concepts of nature, on Thursday March 21 at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam.
One of the initiatives pitched at our Birthday Event last year is a new Environmental Humanities Reading Group. Their next meeting, focused on ecoambiguity, is on 21 February on the VU Campus.
Our board member Sjoerd Kluiving took part in a panel on design in the Anthropocene during Dutch Design Week. A video of the discussion is now available.
This month, the Environmental Humanities Center is turning two years old (already…). Next to celebrating with drinks and snacks, a brief review and outlook, and chance for conversation, we invite our members to propose activities, research, events, reading groups, interventions (from tiny to large), which you could imagine to organize – together with others.
Art historian T.J. Demos was at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam to present his most recent book publication Against the Anthropocene (2017) on December 12th 2017. We had the opportunity to interview him on behalf of the Environmental Humanities Center. Just before he started his book presentation we met and we had a chance to ask him some questions about his view on the environmental humanities and the importance of our Environmental Humanities Center.