On the 21st of March, the workshop: Water (un)Safety and Concepts of Nature was held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. This report reflects on this day as an opportunity for scholars of many different experience levels to exchange their knowledge about the (un)safety of water.
Read up on the Water and the City event organized by the Environmental Humanities Center in spring 2018.
Environmental Humanities Center Symposium Friday 23 March 2018, 14.00 – 17.00u Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building, room 12A-00 For catering reasons, please register using the form below. Climate change, increasing rainfall, sea level rise, and flood risk pose significant challenges for low-lying countries such as The Netherlands. Historically, Amsterdam has devised a number of strategies... Continue Reading →
Drought, flooding. Water is the main environmental problem of the near future, already the cause of wars. How did we deal with water in the past? This summer, the results of a large research project into the history of water were published in a special issue of the journal Environment and History. Our board member Petra... Continue Reading →
Studiemiddag: veenontginningen en waterbeheer voor 1800 Nederland is ontstaan uit het moeras, althans Laag-Nederland. We zijn begonnen als ontginners van de grote venen in de kustvlakte, en de eeuwen daarna zakten we er langzaam in weg. Daarom moesten we dijken gaan bouwen en polderbesturen oprichten. Deze studiemiddag presenteert nieuwe onderzoeksresultaten over de eerste duizend jaar van dit proces,... 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 →