ARIAS: Arts & Ecology

How do the arts and artistic research contribute to planetary-scale questions of ecological transformation and disaster? This evening will feature three examples of special ways in which the arts trace the cultural, political and social implications of local and global moving resources, showing the shifting contexts and social ecologies of primary materials (such as oil, silicate or wood).

How Gardens Feel: The Natural History of Sensation in Spenser and Milton

Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan Lecture organized by ACCESS, the Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotions and Sensory Studies (CLUE+). Wednesday 18 April 2018 3.30 -5.00pm, drinks afterwards Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building Room: 13A33 In this talk, Michael Schoenfeldt explores the relation between the environment and the sensation of pleasure in Spenser and Milton... Continue Reading →

Water & the City Symposium, 23 March

Environmental Humanities Center Symposium Friday 23 March 2018, 14.00 – 17.00u Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building, room 12A-00 For catering reasons, please register using the form below. Climate change, increasing rainfall, sea level rise, and flood risk pose significant challenges for low-lying countries such as The Netherlands. Historically, Amsterdam has devised a number of strategies... Continue Reading →

Lecture René ten Bos: Leven in het Antropoceen

16 February 2018, 15.30hrs Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building Room 10A-00 Please register below. The Dutch 'Thinker Laureate' (Denker des Vaderlands) René ten Bos will visit the Environmental Humanities Center to talk about his new book Dwalen in het Antropoceen. Please note that this lecture will be in Dutch. Leven in het Antropoceen Hoe overleven... Continue Reading →

Missed our Nuclear Waste Events?

In October and November 2017, the Environmental Humanities Center organised the Nuclear Waste Weeks in cooperation with Anna Volkmar (Leiden University) and Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou (CRAL, EHESS). Nuclear waste is one of the major unsolved challenges of our time, raising an array of questions, from the possibilities and politics of storage and disposal, over deep time,... Continue Reading →

Lecture T.J. Demos: Against the Anthropocene

Tuesday December 12 17.30-19.00 uur Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Lecture Hall 0B-60 Initium Building, ground floor De Boelelaan 1077 Behind Main Building, across from stop De Boelelaan/VU (tram 5/metro 51) Admission free; please register below. NB: Because of overwhelming interest, we are moving to a bigger lecture hall: 0B-60 in the Initium Building, behind the Main... Continue Reading →

Nuclear Waste Event: report

Our Nuclear Waste Weeks have come to a close. Student board member Ankie Petersen reports on the Nuclear Waste Event: Nuclear Waste Event During our Nuclear Waste Weeks, local and global news outlets talked about the extent of the pollution of sea water after the Fukushima disaster of 2011, an anti-nuclear weapon campaign won the... Continue Reading →

Nuclear Waste Weeks: film screening this Friday

In the context of our Nuclear Waste Weeks, Anna Volkmar and Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou invite you to a film screening this Friday 15-16hrs. They will show two recent short films that focus on the issue of nuclear waste: Julian Charrière's Somewhere (2014) and Myroslav Slaboshpitskyy's Nuclear Waste (2012). Everyone is welcome to this (free) screening on... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑