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Environmental Humanities Network

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The Environmental Humanities Network was established in 2019 to connect researchers across the university working from differing disciplinary perspectives in environmental studies. Bringing the theoretical and methodological contributions of humanistic study to the investigation of environmental questions and concerns, we welcome participation from all faculties and research centres, both at Warwick and beyond. Our members focus on topics ranging from climate and biodiversity crises to urban planning, pollution, ecopoetics and ecocriticism, hydrology, petrocultures, history of medicine, religion and ecology, microbiomes, digital environments and critical Anthropocene studies. We maintain a regular schedule of talks, workshops, reading groups and collaboration with other research networks.

Anyone with interests in the field can become a member. Check out our current membership list hereLink opens in a new window.

The Environmental Humanities

The Environmental Humanities are a cross-disciplinary research focus engaging with a wide range of socio-ecological issues, problems and debates.

“The label of this research area follows a formula of innovation across a whole range of emergent fields that combines the term ‘studies’ or ‘humanities’ with a concept that has in the past been the purview of disciplines outside the humanities and qualitative social sciences: digital humanities, disability studies, food studies, human–animal studies, and medical humanities, for example. Unlike most of these fields, the environmental humanities do not so much propose a new object of study, a new humanistic perspective on a nonhumanistic field, or a particular set of new methods, as they combine humanistic perspectives and methods.”

— Ursula K. Heise, “Introduction: Planet, Species, Justice – and the Stories We Tell about Them,” The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, ed. Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen and Michelle Nieman (Routledge, 2017).

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Our curated monthly newsletter lists a wide array of information including new publications, calls for papers, talks and conferences (recorded or upcoming), podcasts, funding sources and job opportunities.

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