Registration open: life stream conference ‘Cultural perceptions of Safety’

This two-day conference will bring together scholars from eight different countries and various humanities disciplines to pursue fluctuations in conceptualizations, expressions and feelings of safety over time as well as in cultures of surveillance and safety practices. Speakers will address a variety of topics, ranging from narratives and visual discourses of (un)safety, to representations and imaginations of places and spaces of safety and regulations to ensure safety.

EHVenice 2020 Virtual Dialogues

To mark the launch of their Master's degree in Environmental Humanities, the Ca'Foscari University of Venice has an amazing line-up of online conversations with environmental humanities scholars and authors from all over the world, to be streamed on their website.

Fractured Ecologies

The edited book of one of our Dutch Environmental Humanities colleagues Chad Weidner is out now. Fractured Ecologies is a collection of papers, bent essays and poems.

Workshop Transitions in Water-/Energy-/Food-Infrastructures

EHC and ASI invite you to the Transitions Workshop on November 1st! The keynote lecture will be given by Derk Loorbach, followed by paper presentations by young researchers along the themes of perceptions, policy, and practice of transitions. Registration via the link this post! NOTE changed location: Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Cruquiusweg 31, 1019 AT Amsterdam.

Lecture and Masterclass Allan Stoekl – Sustainability: Technocracy and Meditation

Please note a change of room for the Masterclass: VU Medical Building, room D-565.

In his public lecture on 20 September, Allan Stoekl draws on the work of Georges Bataille and E. F. Schumacher's Buddhist economics to imagine a theory of sustainability that will avoid the pitfalls of the technocratic approach. In the morning, (R)MA and PhD students are welcome to participate in a Masterclass on this topic.

Interview with T. J. Demos

Art historian T.J. Demos was at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam to present his most recent book publication Against the Anthropocene (2017) on December 12th 2017. We had the opportunity to interview him on behalf of the Environmental Humanities Center. Just before he started his book presentation we met and we had a chance to ask him some questions about his view on the environmental humanities and the importance of our Environmental Humanities Center.

Microplastics Event: Invisible Invaders, 14 June

Microplastics are everywhere. Particles of plastic less than five millimeters in length (about the size of a sesame seed) find their way into the environment from many sources. These plastics are essentially indestructible; they do not biodegrade but break down into ever smaller pieces. At this interdisciplinary event, we explore microplastics from multiple angles.

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