‘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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
One of the initiatives pitched at our Birthday Event last year is a new Environmental Humanities Reading Group. Their next meeting, focused on ecoambiguity, is on 21 February on the VU Campus.
The Autumn newsletter of the Benelux section of the European Society for Environmental History
The History department of the University of Manchester seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in environmental history. Environmental history is a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been shaped by their world. Applications are welcome from researchers working on any historical period or geographical area, whose... 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 →