„Ný framtíðarsýn umhverfishugvísinda“

Nánar um erindi Steven Hartman við setningu Hugvísindaþings 11. mars kl. 12:30 í Hátíðasal Aðalbyggingar Háskóla Íslands


"New Horizons of the Environmental Humanities"
Environmentally engaged research in the humanities extends back well over half a century, most notably in fields such as environmental anthropology and archaeology, environmental history, environmental ethics, and more recently in literature and environment studies (ecocriticism). Environmental research and scholarship typical of these distinct humanities disciplines can be contrasted with those of a now rapidly unfolding interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities community. This talk situates that emerging Environmental Humanities field in the current academic landscape. With a view to the coming decade, the talk suggests some promising pathways (as well as potential challenges) for collaboration not only among academics working in different humanistic disciplines, but also between humanities scholars and their counterparts in the Arts, the Social Sciences and the Natural Sciences.

Steven Hartman is Professor of English at Mid Sweden University, where he also leads the Eco-Humanities Hub (ECOHUM) and chairs the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES). He also co-chairs the Circumpolar Networks program of IHOPE (Integrated History and Future of People on Earth), a core project of Future Earth. His most recent work focuses on mapping environmental consciousness and environmental memory in literature; integration of environmental humanities in global change research and policy; and collaboration between artists and academics in mobilizing public action on climate change.



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