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.
‘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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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”.
In this lecture at the University of Amsterdam on 25 February, the Italian philosopher Federico Luisetti focuses on the concept of 'earth beings'. For Quechua speakers, these are other-than-human subjects that frighten and preannounce, protect and punish, deceive and heal, sharing emotions, feelings and expressions with the people (runakuna).
Dr. Dagomar Degroot's lecture “Finding ET (for the first time): The Nineteenth-Century “Discovery” of Life on Mars”, which took place in our online Entanglements Series on 1 February 2022, was recorded. The video is now available on the Environmental Humanities Center’s YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/UfN_cDw0etU
27th of January 2022. 15.00-16.00 live via Zoom from The Global Room HG 1A 36 (Main Building VU). Our typical landscapes are intensely used, resulting in a myriad of ecological, social and economic problems. Especially biodiversity is declining rapidly as well as ecosystem health. How to stop this decline and make our landscapes sustainable in the future? If these... Continue Reading →
Online 17 & 18 March 2022 This one-day interdisciplinary workshop aims to get a better understanding of other animals’ perspectives on humans and the implications of these perspectives for developing better relations. Prairie dogs discuss humans in detail. Elephants have a word for humans. Sperm whales warn each other about human attacks. Many if not... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →