For humanities-led responses to current crises

The Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network was set up in 2013. We are an interdisciplinary research network, interested in developing collaborative work in the Environmental Humanities throughout Scotland, the UK, and worldwide.

We believe the current environmental crisis is best understood as a collection of diverse but mutually-reinforcing political, economic, philosophical, ethical, relational, and spiritual crises. The Environmental Humanities can compliment responses to environmental problems in the hard sciences, by examining the social bases for climate change, biodiversity loss, and marine desertification, addressing the values which underpin environmental decision-making, and exploring more ethical ways of imagining, narrating, and inhabiting environments global.

Our network aims to be a place to examine these questions through dialogue, innovation, and creative partnerships.

Our values

The Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network aspires to be:

  • Relational in its approach to key issues and problems
  • Responsive to new developments, opportunities and research insights
  • Open to public or artistic collaborations.

Events and Actitivies

We are an active and inclusive research network, with interests that span the Environmental Humanities (including deep time, the Anthropocene, and multispecies relations). You can find information about recent and upcoming events below, and on our Resources and Activities page

You are welcome to advertise your own Environmental Humanities event on our website: please use the form here.

Join our Reading Group

We host a monthly reading group where we discuss new work in the Environmental Humanities. The group is cross-disciplinary (including geography, anthropology, philosophy, literary studies, and more), and readings are selected by different members each month. You can find a list of themes and reading so far on our Reading Group page.

We meet at the University of Edinburgh on the second Tuesday of each month, from 1.00-2.00pm. New members are welcome – if you’d like to come along, please email david.farrier@ed.ac.uk for details of the current readings and venue.

Collaborate and connect with us

The Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network provides opportunities to connect with researchers who share a common interest, and a forum for discussion around future directions in the Environmental Humanities. A list of members’ research interests can be found under the Members tab.

We are keen to develop links with other Environmental Humanities networks, and are always open to new people. If you would like connect with our network, or be added to our mailing list, please contact david.farrier (at) ed.ac.uk. You can follow us on Twitter: @EEHNetwork.

Please find our current events and activities below and here.
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News, Call for Papers, Publications

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    Join us at Streaming Streams EH conference

    We know that many of us were looking forward to this year’s international environmental humanities conference organised by the team at KTH Sweden, which has understandably had to be postponed until 2021. However, in lieu of the full conference there will be keynotes and some taster sessions running online during the original conference dates of […]

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    Greenhouse EH Book Talks: David Farrier discusses Footprints

    In March, as pandemic lockdowns started to come into effect in Europe, the Environmental Humanites programme at the University of Stavanger launched a book talk series to help bring attention to new EH work. Their first event was with EEHN convenor David Farrier, who discussed his new book Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils Watch […]

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    IASH Environmental Humanities Fellows for 2021

    We are pleased to announce our three IASH Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellows who will be working with us in 2021. Dr Nicole Seymour is an environmental humanities scholar working in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, at California University, Fullerton, USA. Her first book Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological […]

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    Blue Humanities Away Day

    In February, we had a research methods away day at the lovely coastal village of St Abbs (aka New Asgaard), organised by Alex Campbell, Michelle Bastian and David Farrier. Our aim was to reflect on the challenges that oceanic environments (and their decline) pose for the humanities. In particular we were interested in thinking about […]

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Upcoming EEHN Events

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Our Partners & Network

The Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network is pleased to work alongside the following groups and organizations: