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 green side of history: An interview with the EHC’s Petra van Dam
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 →
Call for Research Interns (MA-level, humanities & social science; 4 months, fall 2021)
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 →
Special event, 17 June: Jeff Diamanti on his new book Climate and Capital
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.
ENTANGLEMENTS: Iva Peša, “Understanding Environmentalism in Africa”
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.