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”.

Digital Colloquium – “The Impact of Climate and Weather on the Premodern Provision of Food and Water: New Historical Perspectives on Resilience and Vulnerability”

16 February 2022, 13:00-17:00 Register for Zoom access (no attendance fee required Food and water are essential goods for human and animal life. The provision of these goods to society has always been prone to climatic and environmental shocks, such as drought, floods, and extreme weather circumstances. Recent studies have made clear that premodern societies... Continue Reading →

Entanglements: Dr. Dagomar Degroot, “Finding ET (for the first time): The Nineteenth Century “Discovery” of Life on Mars”

The previous date for the event has been updated. Please refer to the information below. It is accurate. Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2022 Time: 15:30hrs CET Venue: Online, Zoom Please register below to receive a zoom link shortly. We are excited to announce our second lecture in the series with Dr. Dagomar Degroot. The launch... Continue Reading →

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