Environmental Humanities Lectures

Upcoming

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Time and place: Dec. 10, 2020 2:00 PM3:30 PM, On Zoom

In this lecture, Erich Hörl, University of Leuphana, Lüneburg,  discusses the timeliness of Bernard Stiegler's reflections on the time of suspension or "being-in-disruption" that define life in the Anthropocene. Collaboration event with The Seminar of Aesthetics.

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The hot air balloon known as the Skywhale.
Time and place: Oct. 22, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Register for webinar on Zoom

In this talk, anthropologist Eben Kirksey, Associate Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne, visits the frontiers of genetics, medicine, and technology to ask: Whose values are guiding gene editing experiments? And what does this new era of scientific inquiry mean for the future of the human species?

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Time and place: Oct. 8, 2020 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

How does attention to and stewardship of soils point to alternative frameworks for living and dying? Kristina Lyons, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the way life strives to flourish in the face of violence, criminalization, and poisoning produced by militarized, growth-oriented development.

Snail with house on a green leaf.
Time and place: Aug. 13, 2020 10:00 AM11:00 AM, Register for webinar in Zoom

What happens when actors with different interests claims access to the same natural and cultural site? OSEH professor II Thom van Dooren explores some of the complexities of conservation in the context of deep histories and ongoing realities of colonization and militarization.

Dust, Storm, Neighborhood, Street, Houses
Time and place: Apr. 30, 2020 10:15 AM11:45 AM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

CANCELLED.  We hope to bring Libby Robin back at another time in the future.

How does soil intersect with global justice, conservation ideals and changing environmental sensibilities? Environmental historian and museum curator Libby Robin talks about soil in local and global perspectives, in light of the current Australian summer. 

sun, sky, wood, car store
Time and place: Feb. 20, 2020 3:15 PM4:45 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How to address the double bind between growth and sustainability? In this talk, anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen engages with the climate crisis in Queensland, Australia. He asks how different knowledge regimes identify and interpret facts differently, and how this creates conflicting depictions of the world and solutions to humanity's problems.

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Time and place: Oct. 31, 2019 4:15 PM5:30 PM, 12 etg. P. A. Munchs Hus

How does the Anthropocene manifest in the organosphere? Marco Armiero presents the Guerrilla Narrative project Toxic Bios, a counter-hegemonic exercise aiming to dismantle the Toxic Narratives of the Anthropocene while prefiguring alternative socio-ecological politics.

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Time and place: Oct. 3, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How is knowledge produced from art, pedagogy and civic engagement in the Environmental Humanities? Hanna Musiol lectures on the need to create spaces for participatory and transmedia collaborations among scholars, artists, students, designers, and community actors. 

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Time and place: June 4, 2019 10:15 AM11:30 AM, 12 etg. Niels Treschows hus

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule the lecture with Andreas Weber at a later time.