The Anthropocene presents itself as a turning point in human history: if current fossil fuel dependency is not reversed and if economic thought is not reconceptualised to question the logic of growth models, the earth’s future will be imperiled. Viewing the Anthropocene from the perspective of sub-Saharan Africa shows the need to ask different questions, which challenge the singular and universal nature of the Anthropocene.
An overview of upcoming lectures in our online "Entanglements" series, with an archive of past lectures.
Fiber is looking for researchers who are interested in joining their Lab and Field Trip to Borssele between 25 and 30 October.
The recording of Cate Sandilands' lecture "Mulberries: A Biopolitical Love Story" is now available on your YouTube channel.
Over the summer the EHC has had a joint project with the stories-on–floods project of TMY in India. On Monday Petra van Dam talks with participants of the project about their stories which have been published recently.
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse overheden willen naar een circulaire economie in 2050. Dat voornemen vormt een goede aanleiding om te onderzoeken hoe circulair de steden en de landbouw eigenlijk waren vóór de industrialisatie. Hoe was het hergebruik van afval en restproducten geregeld?
Of special interest to members of our community who attended Cara Daggett's lecture in our Entanglements series: our colleagues at Friedrich-Alexander University are calling for contributions to a virtual workshop on Sentimental Extraction. NB: the deadline for submissions is on 31 August.
Sonic Acts is proud to announce the continuation of the OVEREXPOSED residency programme. With this renewed open call, we invite applications from artists and researchers working across the fields of environmental humanities with a special focus on pollution and experimental art and media.
With climate change and rising sea levels the threat of flooding increases in low-lying areas all over the world. The Netherlands are famous for their long history of surviving floods. How did people cope with floods in the past? Watch this video lecture by Petra van Dam to find out.
Apologies if you were taken to this page by the button in our newsletter. Please click here to be taken to the page for Iva Peša, “Understanding Environmentalism in Africa”. Thursday 30 September 2021, 20:00hrs CEST, on Zoom Please register below to receive the Zoom link for this event We are thrilled that our Entanglements Series... Continue Reading →
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and Project House Europe, both located at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, invite applications for their joint fellowship. The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) fosters innovative research and education in the environmental humanities and social sciences. Project House Europe (PHE) promotes cutting-edge research from around the world on the history of Europe during the 20th and 21st centuries.... Continue Reading →
The student journal Skript recently interviewed Petra van Dam about her field of environmental history, and how it relates to Environmental Humanities. Petra is chair professor of Water and Environmental History and board member of the EHC. Environmental history, she says, demonstrates how important environment and climate are in the description and understanding of historical... Continue Reading →
Are you a (research) master student with a keen interest in organizations that are set up and managed by groups of citizens, such as cooperatives? Are you interested in learning about the conditions to make such organizations durable and resilient, in the face of both internal problems and external challenges, such as crises, pandemics, climate... Continue Reading →
We are looking forward to a special online book launch event with our dear colleague in Amsterdam, Dr Jeff Diamanti. In Climate and Capital in the Age of Petroleum, Jeff Diamanti describes the destructive relationship between climate and capital through the exponential growth of the petroleum industry over the last 40 years.
The "environment" cannot be regarded as a blank space that landscape meaning is projected onto. Humans reinforce the environmental challenges in the past, today and in the future. What cultural factors drive human action, what role is played by ethics and how is landscape experienced emotionally? This new book asks: how are concepts derived from... Continue Reading →
We are excited to welcome Turkish visual artist Elmas Deniz to our Entanglements Series on 20 May. Deniz' concept-driven works investigate the points of entanglement between economics and nature, focusing on the human-nature relationship, the idea of nature throughout history, and ecological concerns.