In an era of climate emergency, questions relating to food, energy, water, land, and environment have become ever more urgent, as humans interrogate their relation to the rest of nature and seek to imagine more emancipatory organizations of nature-society.
The interdisciplinary area of environmental humanities brings humanistic modes of inquiry and creative praxis to bear on environmental challenges, with an emphasis on the capacity of cultural critique to illuminate ethical and political questions relating to ecological crises. In particular, the environmental humanities aim to resist polarized understandings of ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, and to bridge disciplinary divides between the ‘two cultures’ of the sciences and the humanities, exploring how environment-making is always entangled in social questions.
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- Hannah Boast
- John Brannigan
- Ailise Bulfin
- Marc Caball
- Danielle Clarke
- Sarah Comyn
- Ian Davidson
- Treasa De Loughry
- Sharae Deckard
- Katherine Fama
- Enrica Maria Ferrara
- Lachlan Fleetwood
- Jennifer Keating
- Claas Kirchhelle
- Megan Kuster
- Charles Ivar McGrath
- Paula McGrath
- Bairbre Ní Fhloinn
- Dolores Resano
- Giacomo Savani
- Martin Schauss
Project, News and Events
Environmental Humanities Welcomes New Research AssistantWe are delighted to welcome Deborah Schrijvers as Environmental Humanities Research Assistant, who will be coordinating social media and events promotion for the UCD Environmental Humanities virtual talks series.
Spring/Summer 2021 Seminar Series
UCD Environmental Humanities are delighted to announce our spring/summer events programme. Topics include cacti, microbes, petrofiction, and the culture and ecology of glitter, as well as poetry readings, and a talk by UCD & Dun Laoghaire County Council artist in residence Mark Clare.
Delighted to welcome newest member Lachlan Fleetwood to UCD Environmental Humanities research strandLachlan is a historian of science, geography, empire and environment and joined UCD as an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020.
Steve Hinchcliffe to deliver the third in a mini-series of talks on the Culture and Ecology of Pandemics'Over-sights’ - Surveillance, control and containment in pandemic geographies.
Congratulations to Hannah Boast on her monograph, Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian LiteratureCongratulations to Hannah Boast, incoming UCD Astra Fellow, on her recently published monograph, Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature, with Edinburgh University Press. It will be available in August.
Congratulations to Treasa De Loughry for British Academy-Royal Irish Academy Knowledge Frontiers Seed Project funding.
Treasa also recently published a monograph: The Global Novel and Capitalism in Crisis - Contemporary Literary Narratives.
Claas Kirchhelle wins ICOHTEC 2020 Turino PrizeCongratulations to Claas Kirchhelle, who has been awarded the ICOHTEC 2020 Turriano Prize for his book Pyrrhic Progress. The ICOHTEC Turriano prize recognises outstanding research on the history of technology by early career researchers.
Pyrrhic Progress analyses over half a century of antibiotic use, regulation and resistance in US and British food production. This Open Access ebook is available under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.