Preparing for Post-Collapse?

Preparing for Post-Collapse?

Preparing for Post-Collapse? Implementing Environmental Humanities Venue: The University of Zurich Botanic Gardens, Zurich, Switzerland 16-21 June 2014 Convenors: The Saguf Working Group for Environmental Humanities: Philippe Forêt, University of Zurich / University of Orleans Marcus Hall, University of Zurich Christoph Kueffer, ETH-Zurich Philippe Saner, University of Zurich Overview: By combining a graduate seminar in ecology with an international symposium in environmental humanities, this meeting brings together natural scientists, social scientists, artists, and humanists, and then concludes with a “Community Day” for discussing the needs and opportunities of environmental humanities in Switzerland. Our week-long event turns from the wild to rewilding, and then from collapse to post-collapse — in natural and human systems. Our aim is to consider new visions for living on the earth that go beyond typical models of sustainability or resilience, especially by considering the implications of post-collapse. All living organisms today are survivors and even beneficiaries of previous collapse, and as we approach future stages of urgent transition, now is a crucial moment to bring together diverse experts into new...
150-years anniversary of Sven Hedin

150-years anniversary of Sven Hedin

In Spring 2013, a new Working Group in Environmental Humanities was founded with the aim of strengthening this field in Switzerland while encouraging better networking and cooperative activities:  holding periodic meetings and conferences, formulating key research agenda, coordinating and expanding EH course offerings at several universities, developing joint publications, organizing public outreach events such as film and lecture series.  The EH Working Group aims to join researchers from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences from several Swiss universities working on both sides of the...