On 15 November 2018, the Environmental Humanities Center organizes an interdisciplinary event on the role of the humanities and social sciences in space exploration.
On 30 November, Perdu organizes an evening address the relations between social and climate justice through the lens of storytelling and imaginative practices.
For those attending the Outer Space Event on 15 November or the VU Space Day on 14 November, we offer the opportunity to visit the European Space Research and Technology Center in Noordwijk the next day. Please register before 13 November.
The Autumn newsletter of the Benelux section of the European Society for Environmental History
Our board members share their experiences with trying to reduce our plastic use during the #PlasticDiet last month.
Annabel Howland’s artistic research weaves a speculative web connecting art, science and finance. In her ongoing project P r o d u c e r s -P a r a s i t e s - H o s t s, such themes as cheating and cooperation, transparency and instability, profit and loss, intermingle with stories of microbial cooperation, dark pools and human debt. This symposium and installation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam rounds off Howland's long term project.
On April 4th and 5th, 2019, Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society (LUCAS) will be hosting a Graduate Conference on "Animals: Theory, Practice, and Representation." This conference aims to rethink the relationships between humans and animals, in order to examine the ways in which these relationships are defined.
Continuing the conversation started during the Water and the City Event, Petra van Dam sees new possibilities for the VU Green Roof.
Our board member Julia Kantelberg got involved with the Embassy of the North Sea - a project of The Parliament of Things that started last spring. The Embassy of the North Sea discovers possibilities to start a conversation between all Things, Plants, Animals and Humans. Read Julia’s reports on the meetings on their website.
From 1 September, the Environmental Humanities Center will participate in the Plastic Diet, an international action to garner attention to the role of single-use plastic in environmental problems.
A PhD position in an Environmental Humanities subject is available at the University of Amsterdam in Esther Peeren's ERC Consolidator project Imagining the Rural in a Globalizing World/RURALIMAGINATIONS.
This lecture by Dr. Amanda Boetzkes at ASCA will consider how images of ice are activated by the phantasms of climate change. It will address aesthetic renderings of ice in the blind spot between scientific and Inuit knowledge of climate change.
Read up on the Water and the City event organized by the Environmental Humanities Center in spring 2018.
Microplastics are everywhere. Particles of plastic less than five millimeters in length (about the size of a sesame seed) find their way into the environment from many sources. These plastics are essentially indestructible; they do not biodegrade but break down into ever smaller pieces. At this interdisciplinary event, we explore microplastics from multiple angles.