This week, the board members of the Environmental Humanities Center got a special guided tour through the exhibition on ‘crawly creatures’, co-curated by our former student board member Julia Kantelberg, who is now junior curator at the history department of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum (congratulations, Julia!).
TAKING CARE: Re|Creating Kinship in the Ethnographic Museum
As part of the international collaborative research project TAKING CARE - Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care, the Research Center for Material Culture is hosting a conference titled "TAKING CARE: Re|Creating Kinship in the Ethnographic Museum in Europe." The project involves a set of speculative inquiries into the ways in which ethnographic and world cultures museums, their histories and their collections, can be refashioned to address the growing precarity of our planet and the plurality of our human and non-human world.
Workshop: Earth Matters in the Museum
On Thursday 28 September, 14-17hrs, the Research Center for Material Culture organises the workshop Earth Matters in the Museum: Planetary Entanglements and Precarities. The workshop is organised by Wayne Modest, professor (by special appointment) of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies in the faculty of humanities at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Member of the board of... Continue Reading →
Video: Libby Robin on Environmental Humanities in Practice
Libby Robin's inspiring keynote at the launch of the Environmental Humanities Center on 4 November is now available online on our YouTube Channel. Libby Robin is Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, and affiliated professor at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, in the KTH Environmental Humanities Lab and... Continue Reading →
Launch Environmental Humanities Center
On Friday 4 November, the Environmental Humanities Center was officially launched at a festive opening event. Gert-Jan Burgers, director of the interdisciplinary research institute CLUE+, opened the Center by tying a ceremonious knot. The act of tying together rather than cutting through a ribbon symbolizes the Environmental Humanities Centers' commitment to connecting various disciplines and... Continue Reading →