The Goethe-Institut Amsterdam is organizing a symposium on Friday the 10th of May. Climate Realism is an occasion to rethink the aesthetics and politics of climate in its myriad forms; to capture climates capacity to express embedded histories; to map the formal strategies of representation that have turned climate into cultural content; and to index embodied currents of past and future climates.
On 9 October 2019, the Environmental Humanities Centre will pay a visit to COVRA, the only nuclear waste facility in the Netherlands. In addition to learning more about the complex practices of safe storage, we also want to explore the relations between nuclear waste and art on site. Sign up for this excursion quickly, there are a limited number of available spots!
Dr. Annabelle Dufourcq (Radboud University) will give a lecture on animal imagination at the Vrije Universiteit on June 12.
The Environmental Humanities Center and Amsterdam Sustainability Institute are organising a graduate conference on the 1st of November. This is a call for presentation abstracts on the topic of transitions. Submission deadline: 1st of July.
Finn Arne and Dolly Jørgensen from the University of Stavanger will visit the VU on the 17th of May. The theme of their lectures is technology in human-animal relations, specifically concerning bird houses and dogs with antennas. Save the date!
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.