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.
Iva Peša, "Beyond Resistance and Resignation: Understanding Environmentalism in Africa" Thursday 28 October 2021, 16:00hrs CET, on Zoom Registration opens (on this page) on 28 September 2021. 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... Continue Reading →
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.
Sonic Acts has announced an exciting new upcoming event and magazine. For those in Amsterdam, the installation the Plastic Hypersea soundwalk can be visited on the NDSM site from April 23.
We briefly explore the term 'Anthropocene', in honour of the late Paul Crutzen, who sadly passed away in January this year.
In our meeting with Rosemary Joyce, we asked participants for their reading tips connected to the lecture on nuclear landscapes, sourcing the wisdom of our community via the Zoom chat function. In addition to Rosemary's book, The Future of Nuclear Waste (2020), we've gathered your recommendations below. If you would like to add more reading tips... Continue Reading →
Candidates with expertise in art and ecology / art and environmental humanities are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadline: 29 April
In his public lecture "Unsoiled: The Promise of Future Foods" organized by the Political Ecologies Seminar (UvA), Rhys Williams explores the narratives and aesthetics mobilised by radical developments in food production technologies, and asks what new formal relations between human and non-human nature they might bring into being. The accompanying Graduate Masterclass studies solarity and agriculture.
We are thrilled to welcome professor Jane Bennett into our Entanglements lecture series! In her lecture, she will explore the radical entanglement of human and nonhuman activities, and ask what lexicon is able to acknowledge a trans-specied kind of agency.