Lecture by Christopher Preston at the University of Amsterdam In 2016 the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy officially found that Earth has entered the Anthropocene. The purpose of this talk is to raise some questions surrounding the naming of this new epoch and to challenge some of the assumptions that have... Continue Reading →
Libby Robin's inspiring keynote at the launch of the Environmental Humanities Center on 4 November is now available online on our YouTube Channel. Libby Robin is Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, and affiliated professor at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, in the KTH Environmental Humanities Lab and... Continue Reading →
Biophilia Lecture by Erik de Jong, Artis Professor (in Dutch) Friday 18 November, 15-17hrs at VU University Amsterdam, Main Building, room 1A-33 With a response by Tirza Brüggemann Erik de Jong holds the Artis Chair for Culture, Landscape and Nature at the University of Amsterdam. In his lecture he wonders whether we could use ‘biophilia’,... Continue Reading →
Now that humanity’s industrial emissions have pushed the global atmosphere into states it has not experienced for more than 3 million years, should we call upon our scientists and engineers to try to push it back? This is the question raised by the dramatic prospect of climate engineering (or geoengineering). Visiting Distinguished Fellow in the... Continue Reading →
Ist International Symposium December 1, 2016 Meier Auditorium (MACBA, Plaça Joan Coromines, Barcelona) Production and organization: AGI | Art Globalization Interculturality, Universitat de Barcelona Coordinator: Christian Alonso (UB) In collaboration with: MACBA | Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art (Budapest) Keynotes: Maja & Reuben Fowkes (Translocal Institute, Budapest) The Anthropocene... Continue Reading →
In the Dutch radio show Nieuws BV (NPO Radio 1), Sjoerd Kluiving welcomed listeners to the Anthropocene. He explained what the process of inaugurating this geological era entails, and why its name could help raise awareness of humanity's impact on our planetary environment. Listen to the podcast here (in Dutch).
Friday 4 November 2016, 15.30-17hrs Faculty of Humanities, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam At the launch of the Environmental Humanities Center at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you are very welcome to attend Libby Robin's lecture on Environmental Humanities in Practice. The Environmental Humanities (EH) is a focus for collaborative projects between the humanities disciplines emerging in different forms... Continue Reading →