The Network for Environmental Humanities explores the entanglement of nature and culture from various perspectives, taking questions and approaches that lie at the core of the Humanities as the starting point. With open cooperation between the over 50 scholars affiliated with our Network, we engage with questions of meaning, value, ethics, (climate and racial) justice, environmental politics, and the politics of knowledge production in the environmental domain. It is our aim to stimulate interdisciplinary research and teaching, and to engage with the world beyond academia to better understand how we can navigate and understand the Anthropocene. 

  • News

    • Magical technology and the colonialism vanish trick

      Many have long marvelled at humans’ capacity for technological innovation. Especially now, amid cascading environmental crises, technology seems to take on a magical quality. We acknowledge the many great things technological innovation has achieved. But holding faith with technological innovation alone is not only high risk: it ignores the exploitation of people and planet on which it depends.
    • The Balearic Islands have a new climate law. “There are, however, foundational challenges”

      In the media
      In The Conversation, lecturer Morten Byskov, Assistant Professor Jeroen Hopster and Júlia Isern Bennassar write about the recently passed climate law on the Balearic Islands.
    • Liberation rituals: collective liminality for transformative change

      When it comes to environmental politics, everywhere we look, there’s a feeling of being stuck. UN summits take one step forwards and two steps back. Scientists are gluing their papers to buildings and their hands to the road because governments are failing to act. Most of us look on dejectedly, wondering what we’re supposed to do, or why we should do it if no one else does.

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