Excursion opportunity prior to the symposium 'Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water'.
‘Sink or Swim’ is an interdisciplinary symposium establishing an encounter between visual art, history, philosophy, ecology and governance, seeking to provide current insights and creative inspiration for building a sustainable relationship with water. Still Waters Run Deep is an interdisciplinary programme curated by Marlies Augustijn, taking place from 26 June until 7 August 2022 at Nieuw Dakota, an exhibition space for contemporary art in Amsterdam-Noord.
Over the summer the EHC has had a joint project with the stories-on–floods project of TMY in India. On Monday Petra van Dam talks with participants of the project about their stories which have been published recently.
The Environmental Humanities Center and Amsterdam Sustainability Institute are organising a graduate conference on the 1st of November. This is a call for presentation abstracts on the topic of transitions. Submission deadline: 1st of July.
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 email@example.com. We also warmly welcome course descriptions from other Dutch universities. Courses at the Faculty of Humanities... Continue Reading →