Skin and Fuel: Two episodes in the history of fossilized whiteness What links between whiteness and fossil fuels does history display? Renowned environmental scholar Andreas Malm suggests that the ongoing surge of an anti-climate, pro-fossil-fuel far right is bringing deep historical forces to the fore. Furthermore, Malm speculates on various possible scenarios of far-right politics in a rapidly warming world. Date: Thursday 12 March, 17:00hrs Location: Doelenzaal, University Library (Singel 425)
On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of January 2021 the Humanities Department of the Open University of the Netherlands organizes the international conference 'Cultural perceptions of safety'. This is their call for papers
The Faculty of Humanities and CLUE+ cordially invite you to this Art and Culture Trending Topics lecture by David C. Harvey
Date: 30 January 2020
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building, KC-07
On Friday the 27th of September, an estimated 30,000 people marched the streets of our political capital The Hague to demand climate justice. We were there to join the protest and share a feeling of community and collective action with green-minded people of all ages.
"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!
This lecture by Dr. Amanda Boetzkes at ASCA will consider how images of ice are activated by the phantasms of climate change. It will address aesthetic renderings of ice in the blind spot between scientific and Inuit knowledge of climate change.
On Thursday 31 May, Hein-Anton van der Heijden will visit the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) to present his most recently written book: Na het neoliberalisme – Klimaatverandering, sociale bewegingen en politiek (2017).
The opening of the academic year at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focused on the question ‘Thin ice! What can science do to help?’, and explored what the arts can teach the sciences in the case of climate change - a topic we also explored last year at the Environmental Humanities Center. The question was addressed by... Continue Reading →
On 2 May, Erle Ellis gave a lecture on the Anthropocene at the Environmental Humanities Center, in cooperation with the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. If you missed the event, you can now listen to the lecture here, thanks to Erle Ellis' generosity and Tim Renders' efforts in recording sound... Continue Reading →
In April and May, the Environmental Humanities Center organizes a series of events about climate change. Do spread the word - we hope to see you at these events! 30 March: Tom Buurman, 'Climate Change and Everyday Life in Stockholm' 21 April: Climate Change Event 2 May: Erle Ellis, 'From Pleistocene to Anthropocene: Why Humans... Continue Reading →
EHC Special Event in cooperation with the Faculty of Theology Friday 13 January, 13.15 – 14.45h Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building, room 10A20 Christopher Preston Climate Engineering: When Humans Enter the Domain of God(s) Proposals to engineer the climate in order to push back against warming global temperatures are gaining increasing attention in the light... Continue Reading →
Jaap Spier will be interviewed in Spui25 (in Dutch) on his work in legal climate activism. Spier is one of the authors of the Oslo Principles, a set of Principles that comprise the essential obligations States and enterprises have to avert the critical level of global warming. Jaap Thielbeeke interviews him about global problems, the... Continue Reading →
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences hosts a symposium (in Dutch) on tipping points and climate change on 11 November. Kantelpunten zijn een belangrijk thema geworden in klimaatonderzoek omdat ze in een korte tijd kunnen zorgen voor een compleet ander klimaat. Maar wat is een kantelpunt precies en waardoor wordt het veroorzaakt? In... 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).
We warmly (no pun intended) recommend a visit to the blog Historical Climatology, which focuses on climate change scholarship in disciplines other than the sciences, including history, economics, political science, and law. The blog was founded by Dr. Dagomar Degroot, now a professor of environmental history at Georgetown University. In 2010, he was a fellow... Continue Reading →