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 Assistant
- UCD Environmental Humanities Virtual Talks, Spring/Summer 2021 Programme
- Dr Lachlan Fleetwood to Join UCD Environmental Humanities Research Strand
- Steve Hinchcliffe to deliver third in series of talks on the Culture and Ecology of Pandemics
- Congratulations to Hannah Boast on her monograph, Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature'
- Congratulations to Treasa De Loughry for the British Academy-Royal Irish Academy Knowledge Frontiers Seed Project funding and for her recently published monograph 'The Global Novel and Capitalism in Crisis – Contemporary Literary Narratives'
- Claas Kirchhelle wins ICOHTEC 2020 Turino Prize
- Sharae Deckard wins BACLS Edited Collection Prize
- Open Seed Funding awarded to Dr. Megan Kuster and Dr. Sarah Comyn