This week, the board members of the Environmental Humanities Center got a special guided tour through the exhibition on ‘crawly creatures’, co-curated by our former student board member Julia Kantelberg, who is now junior curator at the history department of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum (congratulations, Julia!).
The NWO VIDI project Poison, Medicine, or Magic Potion: Shifting Perspectives on Drugs in Latin America (1820-2020) has two vacancies for PhD students.
The Svartárkot Culture-Nature Project in collaboration with The Wright Ingraham Institute offer an interdisciplinary, immersive, place-based course intended for scholars, emerging professionals, researchers, post-graduates, master’s and doctoral students.
The Rachel Carson Center invites applications for a doctoral candidate who will explore and critically analyze visual representations of planetary health within and across the domains of art, science, popular culture, and activism.
This Saturday, 29 October, former EHC board member Sadie Hale and former UvA student and artist Miriam Sentler will collaborate in a performance at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam. The performance takes as its subject the elusive basking shark, a large shark that migrates to the waters around the Hebrides in Scotland each summer.
The Athena Institute (VU Amsterdam) has announced two PhD and one postdoc position on a new project SOY STORIES: Connected sustainability histories and futures of the global Soyacene.
On Thursday 27 October, one of our board members, Kristine Steenbergh, will participate in the Talkshow Wild at Heart at Tolhuistuin. The fourth and last edition in the series focuses on "Eco Love".
As part of the international collaborative research project TAKING CARE - Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care, the Research Center for Material Culture is hosting a conference titled "TAKING CARE: Re|Creating Kinship in the Ethnographic Museum in Europe." The project involves a set of speculative inquiries into the ways in which ethnographic and world cultures museums, their histories and their collections, can be refashioned to address the growing precarity of our planet and the plurality of our human and non-human world.
The biennial international festival celebrating electronic and digital art forms returns to Amsterdam this October, bringing together the environmental humanities and contemporary art to ask how we can care for what we cannot see or understand.
One of our board members, Kristine Steenbergh, will be teaching a masterclass on the role of literature in reshaping human-nature relations. The masterclass is in De Nieuwe Liefde on Sunday 30 October, and is in Dutch.
Thursday 27th October 2022 14.00-17.00 incl. reception NU Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Today the fashion industry forcefully promotes its sustainability credentials. From branding and promotion strategies to recycling, resale, rental and reuse, fashion companies are keen to demonstrate awareness of the climate crisis. But are these responses adequate? As the damage the Anthropocene represents for... Continue Reading →
In the autumn of 2022, The Netherlands Institute in Turkey offers a course that addresses past experiences and current and future challenges of urban water supply.
Excursion opportunity prior to the symposium 'Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water'.
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.