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Environmental Humanities

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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College of Arts and Humanities

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