• 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

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    Two upcoming EH seminars at Edinburgh this April

    This April we’re fortunate enough to have two visiting speakers to present their work to the network. On Thursday 19th April, Dr Saskia Beudel, University of Canberra will present a talk on ‘Narrative through Interviews with Environmental Scientists’, examining the kinds of narratives that emerge through collaborations between environmental artists

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    New Environmental Humanities fellow at IASH

    Dr Saskia Beudel of the University of Canberra has taken up an environmental humanities fellowship at IASH, where she’ll be working on interactions between environmental scientists and artists. She’ll be in Edinburgh from March to April this year, and will return for another month in January 2019. Dr Beudel lectures

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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

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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

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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