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...
Reclaiming Urban Ecology — Film:  1 Sept, 2018 Zurich

Reclaiming Urban Ecology — Film: 1 Sept, 2018 Zurich

RECLAIMING URBAN ECOLOGY IN THIS EVENT WE PREMIERE A NEW FILM “Natura Urbana / The Brachen of Berlin” BY MATTHEW GANDY AND FEATURE DISCUSSIONS BY A TRANSDISCIPLINARY 01. September 2018 – 14.30 to 18.00 — Zurich WORLD WILDLIFE FUND Volunteers Hohlstrasse 110 8010 Zurich FOR ATTENDANCE please register with adriana.puente@wwf.ch http://www.laserzurich.com/talks.php...

Baum-Geschichten: 19 Mai 2017

Ein Spaziergang von Botanik zu Biographie Während eines Spaziergangs, der uns in der Stadt Zürich zu Bäumen aus verschiedenen Ländern führen wird, treffen wir auf Performances und Geschichten, die von Zürchern mit globalen Wurzeln veranstaltet und erzählt werden. In Zürich, einer kosmopolitischen Metropole, gedeihen hunderte von Baumarten. Einige Vertreter leben hier bereits seit Tausenden von Jahren, andere erst seit kurzer Zeit. Wir laden eine kleine Gruppe von Zürchern, die, wie die Bäume globale Wurzeln aufweisen, ein, einen Baum zu wählen, der ihr/ sein Herkunftsland repräsentiert. Was bedeutet es, hier in Zürich einem Baum aus dem eigenen Heimatland zu begegnen? Fühlt sich der Anblick angenehm an? Löst er Freude oder Heimweh aus? Oder beides? Führt der Anblick zu einer stärkeren Verwurzelung oder führt er zur Entfremdung? Das Projekt zielt darauf ab, die öffentliche Wahrnehmung der globalen Natur Zürichs zu schärfen und den Dialog zu Unterscheidungen wie einheimisch versus nicht einheimisch in der Natur anzuregen....
Environmental Histories of Architecture

Environmental Histories of Architecture

The relationship between environmental history and the history of the built environment has only recently begun to gain substantive attention in the field of architectural history. ugg pas cher This Workshop will bring together leading scholars to discuss the interpretive and analytic methods relevant to Environmental Histories of Architecture, chaussures timberland soldes and to assess the conceptual challenges presented to the field. chaussure asics Participants will make brief presentations of relevant...