Applying the Environmental Humanities

Environmental Humanities Switzerland has produced a new report funded by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS) that reviews methodological innovation in the Environmental Humanities based on an expert survey. It  discusses in particular strategies employed by the Environmental Humanities to contribute to the solving of major environmental problems. Please click here to view the full...
Weltuntergang – Ende ohne Ende (Sonderausstellung)

Weltuntergang – Ende ohne Ende (Sonderausstellung)

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern 10. November 2017 – 10. November 2022 In sieben thematischen Räumen schlägt die Ausstellung «Weltuntergang – Ende ohne Ende» einen weiten Bogen – von sachlicher Analyse über Prophezeiungen und Spekulationen bis zu offener Lust am Untergang. Harte Wechsel und fliessende Übergänge vermitteln in einem komplexen, immer wieder auch bewusst roh gehaltenen Raumgefüge das Gefühl einer einzigen Erzählung, die jedoch immer wieder neu ansetzt und unterschiedliche Diskurse teils verknüpft, teils miteinander...
New web site launched

New web site launched

We are proud to present the new website – enjoy! More information will be added shortly. The enormous scope and complexity of today’s environmental problems require knowledge derived from the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities, engaging experts within and beyond universities. While there is general agreement that contributions from the humanities are essential for understanding and mitigating environmental problems, differences remain about the core questions of the humanities in environmental research, the best ways for humanists to work with each other and with scientists, and the next steps for developing environmental research in the humanities. Environmental Humanities Switzerland aims to become a key regional network in the growing worldwide movement to provide novel insights about humans in nature, especially through the goal of helping resolve complex environmental problems. Switzerland holds special potential to develop rich conversations between scientists and non-scientists, be they humanists, social scientists, artists, advocates, NGO specialists and community leaders....