On the 28th of April, The Environmental Humanities Reading Group will be reading sections from Alice Oswald’s book-length poem Dart, which maps the flow of the river Dart in Devon and the lives it touches.
Paul Hawken's book Drawdown is a revelation for anyone who cares about our environment and wants to feel responsible about the fate and future of ‘our’ planet earth. Curious? Read Sjoerd Kluiving's review here.
Maastricht University invites applicants for a 5 year postdoctoral position in the project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century”
On the 21st of March, the workshop: Water (un)Safety and Concepts of Nature was held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. This report reflects on this day as an opportunity for scholars of many different experience levels to exchange their knowledge about the (un)safety of water.
This month, the Environmental Humanities Center is turning two years old (already…). Next to celebrating with drinks and snacks, a brief review and outlook, and chance for conversation, we invite our members to propose activities, research, events, reading groups, interventions (from tiny to large), which you could imagine to organize – together with others.
Art historian T.J. Demos was at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam to present his most recent book publication Against the Anthropocene (2017) on December 12th 2017. We had the opportunity to interview him on behalf of the Environmental Humanities Center. Just before he started his book presentation we met and we had a chance to ask him some questions about his view on the environmental humanities and the importance of our Environmental Humanities Center.
In honour of Dr. Eva Jakobsson’s Research Fellowship with CLUE+, the Environmental Humanities Center organizes a Special Event on the biographies of lakes.
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.
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.
Read up on the Water and the City event organized by the Environmental Humanities Center in spring 2018.
In the context of our Nuclear Waste Weeks, Anna Volkmar and Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou invite you to a film screening this Friday 15-16hrs. They will show two recent short films that focus on the issue of nuclear waste: Julian Charrière's Somewhere (2014) and Myroslav Slaboshpitskyy's Nuclear Waste (2012). Everyone is welcome to this (free) screening on... Continue Reading →
In this course guide, we aim to provide an overview of courses that focus on topics related to the environmental humanities. The guide is a work in progress: would you like to include your course here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We also warmly welcome course descriptions from other Dutch universities. Courses at the Faculty of Humanities... Continue Reading →