EHC Entanglements Lecture Report: Dr Kristian Mennen – “How to oppose the reclamation of ‘waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s”

On the 19th of May, Dr Kristian Mennen delivered a lecture on the political strategies of the Dutch conservation movement in the 1930s, as a part of the EHC Entanglements Lecture Series. Dr Mennen addressed an online audience. The political historian with an interest in environmental history discussed aspects of his current research in a presentation titled “How to Oppose the reclamation. You can read a report of the lecture and access the related online media.

Symposium: Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water.

‘Sink or Swim’ is an interdisciplinary symposium establishing an encounter between visual art, history, philosophy, ecology and governance, seeking to provide current insights and creative inspiration for building a sustainable relationship with water. Still Waters Run Deep is an interdisciplinary programme curated by Marlies Augustijn, taking place from 26 June until 7 August 2022 at Nieuw Dakota, an exhibition space for contemporary art in Amsterdam-Noord.

Sadie Hale wins Deborah Bird Rose Prize

Former student assistant to the Environmental Humanities Center, Sadie Hale, has been co-awarded the inaugural Deborah Bird Rose Prize 2022 by ASLEC-ANZ (Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia + Aotearoa New Zealand). Sadie’s winning essay proposal builds on her Research MA thesis she completed at Vrije Universiteit, and is entitled “On sharks never seen: Absence, nonencounters, and the possibility of extinction in multispecies ethnography”.

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