International Conference of Environmental Humanities

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Sarah Hopfinger (Organiser), 3 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

The International Conference on Environmental Humanities: Stories, Myths, and Arts to Envision a Change, took place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

Environmental humanities entail a transdisciplinary and transnational critical framework that is rapidly emerging in the last decade. This framework challenges traditional divisions among human, social, and environmental sciences, since they have proven to be obsolete in confronting, understanding, and articulating the most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges of the 21st century, as well as their multiple scales, risks, and representational difficulties. Environmental humanities emerge out of the convergence among environmental history and philosophy, ecocriticism, art and ecology, de-/post-colonial environmental thinking, earth systems science, philosophy of science, social and political ecology, ecofeminism, and so on. This international conference attempts to contribute to this fascinating debate while introducing it in Spain, where it has not yet been established.

Event (Conference)

TitleInternational Conference of Environmental Humanities
LocationUniversity of Alcalá
CityAlcalá de Henares
Degree of recognitionInternational event