This Friday, 6 December, a team of the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute will present their closing colloquium about the blue-green roof of the Aula of the VU. A water carrying roof like this is meant as a measure for climate adaptation and the improvement of the biodiversity.
Environmental historian Raf de Bont has been rewarded with the Dr. Hendrik Muller Prijs 2019. This symposium on the 12th of December will include talks by among others founding EHC board member Kristine Steenbergh!
After the Nuclear Heritage Event on December 4th, we are happy to invite you for a mid-winter borrel, to chat, exchange ideas, and celebrate the Environmental Humanities.
Artists Grit Ruhland and Agnès Villette will present their versions of nuclear waste markers, provoking us to think about how we want to relate to our nuclear heritage both in the present and in the future.
Save the date! On the 18th of November, Ingrid Halland (NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology) will give a lecture on art and thinking after plastic.
On the 9th of October, the Environmental Humanities Center visited COVRA, a nuclear waste management facility. Ruby de Vos, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen tells us all about her experience of this unique excursion.
On the 16th of November, The Embassy of the North Sea presents 'Swimming in the Anthropocene' in het HEM, Zaandam.
A recommendation from EHC: On the 31st of October, Crossing Border and Border Sessions present an evening programme about nature writing.
On Friday the 27th of September, an estimated 30,000 people marched the streets of our political capital The Hague to demand climate justice. We were there to join the protest and share a feeling of community and collective action with green-minded people of all ages.
EHC and ASI invite you to the Transitions Workshop on November 1st! The keynote lecture will be given by Derk Loorbach, followed by paper presentations by young researchers along the themes of perceptions, policy, and practice of transitions. Registration via the link this post! NOTE changed location: Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Cruquiusweg 31, 1019 AT Amsterdam.
"We all have individual climate duties, that is, duties not to emit more than our fair share of net emissions, and then analyses the question what the implications are for our freedoms and quality of life." CLUE+ invites you to Prof. Ingrid Robeyns' lecture on September 18th!
Please note a change of room for the Masterclass: VU Medical Building, room D-565.
In his public lecture on 20 September, Allan Stoekl draws on the work of Georges Bataille and E. F. Schumacher's Buddhist economics to imagine a theory of sustainability that will avoid the pitfalls of the technocratic approach. In the morning, (R)MA and PhD students are welcome to participate in a Masterclass on this topic.
A call for papers from our colleagues in Denmark! The submission deadline is the 8th of September. The seminar will be held at Aarhus University from 4-5 December 2019 as a cooperative effort among the Ecological Globalizations Research Group, Urban Orders Research Center, and the Center for Environmental Humanities, all based at Aarhus University.
How did artists, writers, film makers, and activists respond to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their aftermath, and how do they relate to nuclear issues today? After Hiroshima highlights some of the different responses to these questions by bringing together film screenings, performances, lectures, visual art, and even a ‘nuclear game.’ The event takes place across the city center of Groningen from 7-13 September 2019.