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    Kathleen Jamie in Conversation at the Centre for the History of the Book

    On the 8th November, the Centre for the History of the Book annual lecture will present poet Kathleen Jamie and her collection, This Weird Estate. In conversation with Tom Mole, Director of the Centre, Jamie will reflect on the ways in which poems make their way in the world. Places can be booked via this […]

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    Hannah Stark: ‘Love, Kinship and Futurity in the Anthropocene’, 26th October 2017

    EEHN’s current Environmental Humanities Fellow, Dr Hannah Stark (University of Tasmania), will give her second and final paper at IASH on the 26th October. Title: Love, Kinship and Futurity in the Anthropocene Time: 1pm Venue: IASH, Hope Park Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9NW Abstract: What does it mean to love and be loved in the Anthropocene? […]

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    Dr Hannah Stark (University of Tasmania): Extinction Afterlives: The Thylacine in the Era of Species Mass-Extinction

      Our EH Visiting Fellow, Dr Hannha Stark, will give a paper on her research on Wednesday 6th September (1pm, IASH, 2 Hope Park Square): ‘Extinction Afterlives: The Thylacine in the Era of Species Mass-Extinction’   Abstract: What ethical and political questions arise when we look at extinct animals? This paper utilises the Thylacine as […]

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    New Environmental Humanities Visiting Fellow at IASH

    We’re delighted to announce that Dr Hannah Stark will be our new Environmental Humanities Visiting Fellow until the end of October. Hannah is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Tasmania, Australia. She is the author of Feminist Theory After Deleuze (Bloomsbury 2016) and the co-editor, with Jon Roffe, of Deleuze and the Non/Human (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). […]

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    Crowdfunder: My House of Sky: the life of J.A. Baker

    EEHN member Hetty Saunders has written an remarkable biography–the first ever–of J.A. Baker, author of the exceptional The Peregrine. Wernor Herzog tells students of his Rogue Film School it is an “absolute must-read piece of literature”, while Robert Macfarlane hails it as “a masterpiece of the literature of place.” Hetty’s book is the first to […]

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    Registration Open – Ian Hamilton Finlay: Little Fields, Long Horizons (University of Edinburgh, 13-14 July, 15 July)

    We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Ian Hamilton Finlay: Little Fields, Long Horizons (University of Edinburgh, 13-14 July, 15 July) at the below link: http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-events/college-of-humanities-and-social-science/school-of-literatures-languages-and-cultures/literatures-languages-cultures/ian-hamilton-finlay-little-fields-long-horizons You can also access the registration portal through our main symposium website, which includes programme details: http://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/conferences/ian-hamilton-finlay-little-fields-long-horizons  

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    New publication by EEHN member

    EEHN member David Farrier has a new essay in Aeon magazine – ‘Sands of Time: The North Sea is a sign of what awaits in the Anthropocene’. https://aeon.co/essays/the-north-sea-is-a-sign-of-what-awaits-in-the-anthropocene

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    Public Lecture: Prof Cary Wolfe, ‘Of Islands, Ecology, and Immunity’ 24th May, 2017

    As part of the Edinburgh Animal Studies Lecture Series 2017, Prof Cary Wolfe will give a public lecture, ‘Of Islands, Ecology, and Immunity.’ 3-5pm Weds 24th May, Room 2.13, Geography Building Contact: emily.brady@ed.ac.uk Cary Wolfe’s research interests span animal studies and posthumanism, systems theory and pragmatism, biopolitics and biophilosophy, and American literature and culture. His […]

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    Nature and Wellbeing Symposium, Friday 23 June, University of Edinburgh

    What do we mean when we talk about ‘nature’ and ‘wellbeing’? How do our understandings of these terms influence our perceptions of the relationship between flourishing ecosystems and human health, and how have nature and wellbeing relations changed historically? This event will investigate the meaning of ‘nature’ and ‘wellbeing’ in different cultural, environmental, therapeutic, and […]

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    Exponential: collections from 10 to 100 million years and beyond

    EEHN member David Farrier joined other Edinburgh academics and artists for Exponential, an exhibition at the University’s Talbot Rice gallery that reflected on what the planet will look like between 10 years and 100 million years in the future. Mixing speculative talks with experimental poetic and musical performances, Exponential is an invitation for us to […]

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