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.
Sonic Acts Biennale
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.
Fashion and the Anthropocene: towards a sustainable fashion future
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 →
Water Heritage for Sustainable Cities Course
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: guided tour exhibition Still Waters Run Deep
Excursion opportunity prior to the symposium 'Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water'.
EHC Entanglements Lecture Report: Dr Kristian Mennen – “How to oppose the reclamation of ‘waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s”
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.
Video Entanglements Lecture Dr Kristian Mennen
The recording of Dr Mennen's lecture "How to oppose the reclamation of waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s" is now available on our YouTube channel.
Art Science dialogues: Natural Technologies
EHC and VU art science gallery present: Art Science dialogues: Natural Technologies exhibition.
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.
Entanglements: Dr. Kristian Mennen, “How to oppose the reclamation of ‘waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s”
Dr Mennen will be addressing the politics of the early Dutch conservation movement. Date: 19 May 2022, 15:00hrs CEST Time: To be announced Please register to receive a zoom link.
Symposium report: Urban Past, Urban Future? Sustainable Drinking Water in Dutch Cities, 1500-1900
On Thursday the 17th of March 2022, the project team Omgaan met droogte or Coping with Drought which includes EHC Board members Petra van Dam and Dániel Moerman, hosted their first Symposium as an EHC special event. In a hybrid format, with more than 30 attendants combined in person and on Zoom, several team members presented... Continue Reading →
Entanglements: Dr Bram Büscher, “The Conservation Revolution – moving beyond foundational contradictions in biodiversity protection”
In his lecture he will focus on his recent co-authored book with Robert Fletcher: The Conservation Revolution. Radical ideas for Saving Nature beyond the Anthropocene (Verso, 2020). Büscher and Fletcher argue that the Anthropocene challenges contemporary conservation models and exposes their deep contradictions.
EHC Special Event: Symposium, “Urban Past, Urban Future? Sustainable Drinking Water in Dutch Cities, 1500-1900”
During this interdisciplinary symposium the members of the VU-N.W.O. research project Omgaan met waterschaarste (Coping with drought, 2020-2025) will present some preliminary conclusions of their research.
Call for Candidates – University of Cork: “Radical Humanities Laboratory
The University of Cork are setting up a Radical Humanities Laboratory and they are hiring scholars in the environmental humanities. Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 24th March 2022. The Radical Humanities Laboratory will work across disciplinary boundaries and UCC’s four Colleges to explore the roots of global... Continue Reading →