This week, the board members of the Environmental Humanities Center got a special guided tour through the exhibition on ‘crawly creatures’, co-curated by our former student board member Julia Kantelberg, who is now junior curator at the history department of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum (congratulations, Julia!).
This Saturday, 29 October, former EHC board member Sadie Hale and former UvA student and artist Miriam Sentler will collaborate in a performance at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam. The performance takes as its subject the elusive basking shark, a large shark that migrates to the waters around the Hebrides in Scotland each summer.
Dr. Annabelle Dufourcq (Radboud University) will give a lecture on animal imagination at the Vrije Universiteit on June 12.
On April 4th and 5th, 2019, Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society (LUCAS) will be hosting a conference called, Animals: Theory, Practice, and Representation.
This graduate conference is an international and interdisciplinary platform where PhD and master students can present, exchange, and discuss research results and innovative theoretical insights with participants from diverse backgrounds.
Friday 23 June 15.30-17.00hrs - drinks after (please register below) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building Room 15A-33 Our final event of this academic year focuses on non-human animals. Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that explores relations between humans and other animals now and in the past. Our speakers from the fields of... Continue Reading →
The latest addition to the Dutch book series "Elementaire deeltjes" is a book on animal rights, Dierenrechten. Historian Dirk-Jan Verdonk explores past, present and future of the moral position ascribed to animals in theology, philosophy, science, law, and policy. Which responsibility do people have for animal welfare? Dirk-Jan Verdonk is also the author of Het... Continue Reading →
Exhibition by Isaac Monté, in collaboration with Toby Kiers Mediamatic, Amsterdam, 04-10-’16 / 14-02-‘17 Exhibition review by: Tim Renders This exhibition discusses the human urge for perfection by displaying transformed pigs hearts that resemble the urge for inner beauty. Belgian design activist Isaac Monté cooperated for this project with evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers, who is... Continue Reading →
Amsterdam University Press is launching a new book series on environmental humanities and pre-modern cultures. This series in environmental humanities offers approaches to medieval, early modern, and global pre-industrial cultures from interdisciplinary environmental perspectives. They invite submissions (both monographs and edited collections) in the fields of ecocriticism, specifically ecofeminism and new ecocritical analyses of under-represented... Continue Reading →