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.
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.
On 15 November 2018, the Environmental Humanities Center organizes an interdisciplinary event on the role of the humanities and social sciences in space exploration.
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.
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.
How do the arts and artistic research contribute to planetary-scale questions of ecological transformation and disaster? This evening will feature three examples of special ways in which the arts trace the cultural, political and social implications of local and global moving resources, showing the shifting contexts and social ecologies of primary materials (such as oil, silicate or wood).
This Stevin Seminar (CLUE+) addresses the life of plants from philosophical, biological and artistic perspectives.
On Thursday 31 May, Hein-Anton van der Heijden will visit the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) to present his most recently written book: Na het neoliberalisme – Klimaatverandering, sociale bewegingen en politiek (2017).