Take a Foray Into the World of Fungi with Alison’s Newest Publication!

Take a Foray Into the World of Fungi with Alison’s Newest Publication!

Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the various organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet. The Allure of Fungi presents fungi through multiple perspectives – those of mycologists and ecologists, foragers and forayers, naturalists and farmers, aesthetes and artists, philosophers and Traditional Owners. It explores how a history of entrenched fears and misconceptions about fungi has led to their near absence in Australian ecological consciousness and biodiversity conservation. Through the combination of engaging text and stunning photography, the author reflects on how aesthetic, sensate experience deepened by scientific knowledge offers the best chance for understanding fungi, the forest and human interactions with them. Click here or the new Publications tab to find out...
Call for Submissions – Environmental Humanities Lab, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Call for Submissions – Environmental Humanities Lab, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The Crosscuts Short Film Competition is organized by the Environmental Humanities Lab, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The film competition is part of the film festival “Crosscuts 2018: Bridges and Crossings”, funded by the Swedish research council FORMAS.  We invite short films of all genres that explore themes and feels within the scope of environmental humanities. A maximum of eight films will be selected and screened as part of the competition in Stockholm, during 23-25th November 2018. Click here for additional information regarding the...
Climate Science & Ancient History – Decoding «Natural» and «Human» Archives

Climate Science & Ancient History – Decoding «Natural» and «Human» Archives

This November, the Institute of Ancient History at the Department of Ancient Civilizations (University of Basel) is hosting an international conference, linking the discipline of Ancient History with the Environmental and Climate Sciences. Climate Science & Ancient History. Decoding «Natural» and «Human» Archives November 27–28, 2018 Kollegienhaus, Regenzzimmer 111 Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel Organized by Prof. Dr. Sabine R. Huebner, our Head of Institute, the conference bridges the traditional gap between the Humanities and the Natural Sciences: Researchers from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Great Britain and the United States will illustrate with interdisciplinary contributions, to what extent the different sciences are capable of assisting and complementing each other in the exploration of past times, regions and cultures. We warmly invite students, lecturers and staff to participate in our conference. For information regarding the location and program, please see the flyer below. Conference Information FlyerDownload Climatologist Jürg Luterbacher (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen) will round off our first conference day with a keynote lecture: “Reconstructing Climate back to Greek and Roman Times: Challenges, Opportunities, and Uncertainties “November 27, 2018, 18:30 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal...
Environmental History as if the Future Mattered: Writing the History and the Future of the Anthropocene

Environmental History as if the Future Mattered: Writing the History and the Future of the Anthropocene

Wednesday 03 October 2018, 08:30 – Thursday 04 October 2018, 18:30 Auditorium Ivan PictetMaison de la paix, Geneva How does Environmental History help us understand the past, expand how we explain the present, and what might it tell us about the future? Environmental history deploys the insights from the “natural archive” – climate change, volcanism, biotic shifts and human transformations of the planet for understanding events and insight into processes described in human archives. Did drought trigger the Arab Spring? Did poor harvests animate the French Revolution? From uprisings to erosion of empires, environmental changes are increasingly used as elements and amplifiers in historical explanation. The 2018 Pierre du Bois Annual Conference brings together distinguished scholars from international history, archeology, historical ecology, anthropology, paleoclimatology, literature, geography to explore what past dynamics and the roots of present processes might tell us about the future. Click here to learn more and to register for this...
Design and Climate Change – Presentations and Exhibition on Friday, 20th April at ZHdK

Design and Climate Change – Presentations and Exhibition on Friday, 20th April at ZHdK

After three weeks of intense work and research around climate change in Switzerland, students will present their projects on Friday 20th (from 2 to 5 pm). Please join us in enjoying their presentations and exhibitions!           What:   Design and Climate Change in Switzerland                Project Presentations and Exhibition When:  Friday, April 20th Where: ZHdK Toni-Areal                 from 2 to 5 pm, Room 5.K12...