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Transversal Environmental Humanities

In our efforts to make an impact, research, citizen humanities and artistic outputs are integrated. In this section, publications and activities transversing the field is presented. Below, output from the 8 research areas can be found. In our efforts to make an impact, citizen humanities and...

Deep Time

The overarching research problems within the theme can be summarized as follows: It focuses on long-term cause and effect and how deep time mattering (natural and cultural) shapes a variety of relational processes. It explores new materialism and issues of inter-gendering. It deals with...

Deep Earth

Many of the most pressing contemporary environmental challenges are related to the workings of extractive industries. The extraction of natural resources from underground, be it fossil fuels or ores, is creating a growing global threat to humanity and other forms of life, and at the same time is...

Deep Waters

Water is a pressing question for the Anthropocene. Ocean acidification, rising sea levels, erratic drought alongside dramatic flooding, plastic contamination, and large-scale hydroengineering all underscore the ways in which water – necessary for all planetary life is under constant assault from...

Green Futures

Green discourse is no longer produced solely by governments, parliaments, and public authorities. Contemporary socio-environmental movements inspired by concepts such as degrowth, transition, relocalization, Buen Vivir/Vivir Bien, the commons, occupy, and environmental justice share the aim of...

Toxic Embodiment

Existential concerns around health today take on a much wider set of issues as we intra-act with antibiotics, nanoparticles and untested chemical cocktails through the food we eat, the make-up we wear, the new sofas we sit it in or the environments we dwell in. We are more acutely aware today of...

Weather and Climate Change

Climate change has in recent years become much more than its scientific description. Matters of climate change and related environmental concerns are too important and too urgent to be left to climate science alone (Steiner & Nauser, Hornborg, Linnér, Lövbrand). While natural science offers...

Multispecies Stories

Raymond Williams famously called “nature” the most complicated word in the English language. This complexity stems, in part, from the notion of a non-human “nature” that is separate from human culture: in American Transcendentalist R. Waldo Emerson’s shorthand, nature is the other, all...

Media Ecologies

The media infrastructures and digital networks of the 21st century has transformed the environment in drastic ways, making it necessary to describe and analyze new media ecologies. New media have, like nothing else, transformed life in the 21st century. The ubiquitous presence of digital...