An essay by guest author Alex Ventimilla (MA student English & Film at the University of Alberta and research assistant at SpokenWeb)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Join us on June 27th for the last session of the environmental humanities reading group before the summer on Petrocultures. In this session we will familiarize ourselves with concepts like ‘petroculture,’ ‘petromelancholia,’ and ‘the energy unconscious.’ Dr Jeff Diamanti (UvA) will lead the session.
Finn Arne and Dolly Jørgensen from the University of Stavanger will visit the VU on the 17th of May. The theme of their lectures is technology in human-animal relations, specifically concerning bird houses and dogs with antennas. Save the date!