"We all have individual climate duties, that is, duties not to emit more than our fair share of net emissions, and then analyses the question what the implications are for our freedoms and quality of life." CLUE+ invites you to Prof. Ingrid Robeyns' lecture on September 18th!
Please note a change of room for the Masterclass: VU Medical Building, room D-565.
In his public lecture on 20 September, Allan Stoekl draws on the work of Georges Bataille and E. F. Schumacher's Buddhist economics to imagine a theory of sustainability that will avoid the pitfalls of the technocratic approach. In the morning, (R)MA and PhD students are welcome to participate in a Masterclass on this topic.
A call for papers from our colleagues in Denmark! The submission deadline is the 8th of September. The seminar will be held at Aarhus University from 4-5 December 2019 as a cooperative effort among the Ecological Globalizations Research Group, Urban Orders Research Center, and the Center for Environmental Humanities, all based at Aarhus University.
How did artists, writers, film makers, and activists respond to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their aftermath, and how do they relate to nuclear issues today? After Hiroshima highlights some of the different responses to these questions by bringing together film screenings, performances, lectures, visual art, and even a ‘nuclear game.’ The event takes place across the city center of Groningen from 7-13 September 2019.
This food system symposium will include keynote talks by international food system experts from within and outside academia. It is held at Vrije Universiteit on Friday, September 13, 9:00-13:00.
Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) now calls for integrative project proposals. ASI aims to invite you to submit proposals that would encourage and strengthen ‘Science for Sustainability’ at Vrije Universiteit
Join us on June 27th for the last session of the environmental humanities reading group before the summer on Petrocultures. In this session we will familiarize ourselves with concepts like ‘petroculture,’ ‘petromelancholia,’ and ‘the energy unconscious.’ Dr Jeff Diamanti (UvA) will lead the session.
On the 1st of June, the Hybrid Forms artscience Lab at Vrije Universiteit invites you to an upcoming fashion show in the Hortus of the VU, straight out of the lab, based on artscience research from master chemistry student Iza Awad.
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.