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 →
Entanglements: Dr Bram Büscher, “The Conservation Revolution – moving beyond foundational contradictions in biodiversity protection”
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.
EHC event: Andreas Malm at Spui25
**This event has been cancelled ** 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)
Call for papers: International Conference Cultural perceptions of safety
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
Lecture Heritage and Climate Change Relations: Loss, Adaptation and Creativity
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
We were at the #ClimateStrike in The Hague
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.
Climate Duties, Freedom and Well-being: Lecture by Ingrid Robeyns
"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!
Lecture: Climate Phantasms and the Image of Ice
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.
Lecture: Na het neoliberalisme – Klimaatverandering, sociale bewegingen en politiek
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).
Thin Ice: opening of academic year
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 →
Video: Erle Ellis on the Anthropocene
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: Christopher Preston on Climate Engineering
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 →
Lecture on the law and climate activism
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 →
Tipping Points – KNAW Symposium
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 →