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).
The publication of our board member Petra van Dam's new book on the 200-year history of the the Amsterdam Ordnance Datum Van Amsterdams peil naar Europees Referentievlak: De Geschiedenis van het NAP tot 2018 drew a lot of attention from newspapers and radio.
On Friday, 16th February a group of students, academics and other inquisitive attendants came together to listen to a lecture by 'Thinker Laureate' René ten Bos, Professor of Philosophy at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He was granted the title of 'Thinker Laureate' in the Spring of 2017, and will bear this honour for two... Continue Reading →
Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan Lecture organized by ACCESS, the Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotions and Sensory Studies (CLUE+). Wednesday 18 April 2018 3.30 -5.00pm, drinks afterwards Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building Room: 13A33 In this talk, Michael Schoenfeldt explores the relation between the environment and the sensation of pleasure in Spenser and Milton... Continue Reading →
Respondent: Joost Adriaanse and Juliette Huijgen Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 Time: 4 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. Room: VU main building, room HG-12A33 Drinks afterwards Attendance is free of charge; please register using the form below. Facing social and ecological changes that may threaten the very survival of our species, our times require large-scale collective... Continue Reading →
Environmental Humanities Center Symposium Friday 23 March 2018, 14.00 – 17.00u Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building, room 12A-00 For catering reasons, please register using the form below. Climate change, increasing rainfall, sea level rise, and flood risk pose significant challenges for low-lying countries such as The Netherlands. Historically, Amsterdam has devised a number of strategies... Continue Reading →
The History department of the University of Manchester seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in environmental history. Environmental history is a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been shaped by their world. Applications are welcome from researchers working on any historical period or geographical area, whose... Continue Reading →
16 February 2018, 15.30hrs Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building Room 10A-00 Please register below. The Dutch 'Thinker Laureate' (Denker des Vaderlands) René ten Bos will visit the Environmental Humanities Center to talk about his new book Dwalen in het Antropoceen. Please note that this lecture will be in Dutch. Leven in het Antropoceen Hoe overleven... Continue Reading →
In October and November 2017, the Environmental Humanities Center organised the Nuclear Waste Weeks in cooperation with Anna Volkmar (Leiden University) and Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou (CRAL, EHESS). Nuclear waste is one of the major unsolved challenges of our time, raising an array of questions, from the possibilities and politics of storage and disposal, over deep time,... Continue Reading →