Dutch symposium on the history of water landscapes at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 30 March: "Grenzen en grienden. Sociaal-ecologische en andere aspecten van de geschiedenis van rivieren- en kanalenlandschappen."
Excursion: guided tour exhibition Still Waters Run Deep
Excursion opportunity prior to the symposium 'Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water'.
EHC Entanglements Lecture Report: Dr Kristian Mennen – “How to oppose the reclamation of ‘waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s”
On the 19th of May, Dr Kristian Mennen delivered a lecture on the political strategies of the Dutch conservation movement in the 1930s, as a part of the EHC Entanglements Lecture Series. Dr Mennen addressed an online audience. The political historian with an interest in environmental history discussed aspects of his current research in a presentation titled “How to Oppose the reclamation. You can read a report of the lecture and access the related online media.
Video Entanglements Lecture Dr Kristian Mennen
The recording of Dr Mennen's lecture "How to oppose the reclamation of waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s" is now available on our YouTube channel.
Symposium: Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water.
‘Sink or Swim’ is an interdisciplinary symposium establishing an encounter between visual art, history, philosophy, ecology and governance, seeking to provide current insights and creative inspiration for building a sustainable relationship with water. Still Waters Run Deep is an interdisciplinary programme curated by Marlies Augustijn, taking place from 26 June until 7 August 2022 at Nieuw Dakota, an exhibition space for contemporary art in Amsterdam-Noord.
Entanglements: Dr. Kristian Mennen, “How to oppose the reclamation of ‘waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s”
Dr Mennen will be addressing the politics of the early Dutch conservation movement. Date: 19 May 2022, 15:00hrs CEST Time: To be announced Please register to receive a zoom link.
Symposium report: Urban Past, Urban Future? Sustainable Drinking Water in Dutch Cities, 1500-1900
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 Special Event: Symposium, “Urban Past, Urban Future? Sustainable Drinking Water in Dutch Cities, 1500-1900”
During this interdisciplinary symposium the members of the VU-N.W.O. research project Omgaan met waterschaarste (Coping with drought, 2020-2025) will present some preliminary conclusions of their research.
Video Lecture in Entanglements Series by Dr. Dagomar Degroot
Dr. Dagomar Degroot's lecture “Finding ET (for the first time): The Nineteenth-Century “Discovery” of Life on Mars”, which took place in our online Entanglements Series on 1 February 2022, was recorded. The video is now available on the Environmental Humanities Center’s YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/UfN_cDw0etU
There’s No Such Thing as Waste! Circular Economy in the Early Modern Netherlands
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse overheden willen naar een circulaire economie in 2050. Dat voornemen vormt een goede aanleiding om te onderzoeken hoe circulair de steden en de landbouw eigenlijk waren vóór de industrialisatie. Hoe was het hergebruik van afval en restproducten geregeld?
ENTANGLEMENTS: Georg Stöger on Urban Environmental History
Georg Stöger analyzes change and persistence in the town Linz in a long-term perspective. He is explicitly interested in the collective and individual practices in everyday life that shaped (and were shaped by) the urban environment.
ENTANGLEMENTS, a new online event series by the Environmental Humanities Center
Beginning in December 2020 and running until summer 2021, the Environmental Humanities Center presents a series of webinars with scholars from environmental humanities and beyond. Click to learn more!
De natuur: een cultuurwetenschappelijke blik. Symposium Dr. Hendrik Muller Prijs
Environmental historian Raf de Bont has been rewarded with the Dr. Hendrik Muller Prijs 2019. This symposium on the 12th of December will include talks by among others founding EHC board member Kristine Steenbergh!
CfP Aarhus University: Governing Urban Natures: Infrastructure, Citizenship and Municipal Ecologies
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.