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 →
Since one of the effects of climate change in our current era is an increase in flooding, Professor Petra van Dam has analyzed how the Dutch dealt with floods in the past. She reached the surprising conclusion that even though risk of flooding is on the increase today, our society is now less adapted to... Continue Reading →
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 →
In this course guide, we aim to provide an overview of courses that focus on topics related to the environmental humanities. The guide is a work in progress: would you like to include your course here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We also warmly welcome course descriptions from other Dutch universities. Courses at the Faculty of Humanities... Continue Reading →