• Island Futures – poetry and climate change event at the University of Edinburgh

    In September, EEHN collaborated with Creative Carbon Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library on Island Futures, an evening of poetry and debate about climate change at the University of Edinburgh. We were privileged to enjoy readings from two outstanding poets and video artists, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (author of Iep Jaltok: Poems

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    ‘Sea Time’ – a collaboration with the Sydney Environment Institute

    In 2017-18, EEHN shared a Collaborative Partnership award with the Sydney Environment Institute, at the University of Sydney. In June 2018, as part of the award, we co-organised ‘Sea Time: Tales, Temporalities and Anthropocene Oceans,’ a two-day workshop where scholars from northern and southern hemispheres explored humanities responses to oceanic

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    New Environmental Humanities Fellows for 2020

    We’re delighted that the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh will host four Environmental Humanities fellows in 2020. In February, we will welcome Prof. Christopher Lee (Lafayette College), Prof. Hester Blum (Penn State), and Prof. Christina Seely (Dartmouth). Prof Lee’s project is a history of the

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    ERASMUS teaching exchange with the University of Stockholm

    Recently David Farrier and I participated in an ERASMUS funded teaching exchange with the University of Stockholm. We contributed to the new Environmental Humanities thematic focus within the Humanities PhD programme, offering a range of sessions on the topic of Deep Time. We visited the university’s Baltic Sea Centre and

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    Environmental Humanities Seminar: ‘Situating Chimneys and Trees in Nineteenth-Century French and Irish Culture’

    Join us for a joint seminar from our two current EH visiting fellows, Dr Anna Pilz and Dr Daniel Finch-Race: Situating Chimneys and Trees  in Nineteenth-Century French and Irish Culture Tuesday 16th October, 1-2pm The Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh What happens if we approach the

  • New Environmental Humanities Fellows at Edinburgh

    Dr Anna Pilz of University College Cork and Dr Daniel Finch-Race of the University of Bristol will spend the Autumn semester as Environmental Humanities visiting fellows at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh. Anna Pilz specialises in nineteenth-century Irish literature and culture. She is co-editor

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    EH Seminar: Jesse Petersen, KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, ‘Algal Contamination: Monitoring Networks and Disgust in Swedish Waters’

    Jesse Petersen of the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, will give a seminar on ‘Algal Contamination: Monitoring Networks and Disgust in Swedish Waters.’   Date: Monday 24th September Time: 1-2pm Venue: Room 2.03, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh In the Baltic Sea, massive algal blooms have

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    Lecture from EH Visiting Fellow Jeremy Davies

    Current EH Visiting Fellow Jeremy Davies, University of Leeds, will give a talk on his research on Wednesday 19th September. Structure and Difference in the Geologic Time Scale, or the Anthropocene contra the Age of Man The idea that the Earth has recently entered the ‘human era’ or the ‘age

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    New Environmental Humanities fellow – Dr Cheryl Lousley

    Dr Cheryl Lousley of Lakehead University has joined IASH this month as an Environmental Humanities visiting fellow, until the end of July. Dr Lousley’s project, ‘Environmental Narrative and Memory in Contemporary Canadian Fiction’, focuses on contemporary Canadian authors who write about cultural memory in relation to the extractive industries that

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    New Environmental Humanities Fellow to visit Edinburgh in August and September

    Dr Jeremy Davies will join IASH as an Environmental Humanities visiting fellow during August and September this year. Jeremy Davies is a lecturer in English at the University of Leeds, where he convenes the Environmental Humanities research group. His most recent book is The Birth of the Anthropocene (University of