A space for discussion, collaboration, and resource sharing for studies of the ecological and environmental humanities.
Late in the summer of 2019, Gary Hall gave a series of talks hosted by the Philosophy Department at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. One of them was titled ‘Liberalism Must be Defeated. On the Obsolescence of Bourgeois Theory in the Anthropocene’. As the organizer of this event, I was curious about the reception of this argument in a con…[Read more]
Francesco Luzzini deposited Sounding the depths of providence: Mineral (re)generation and human-environment interaction in the early modern period in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 week, 2 days ago
The genesis and growth of minerals, as well as the existence in ore veins of such organic features as ‘seeds’, ‘matrices’, and ‘nourishment’, remained central and recurrent issues for natural philosophers, technicians, alchemists and practitioners throughout early modern Europe. By providing an overview of the main themes, voices, and concurrent…[Read more]
John Mark R. Asio deposited Disaster Management Program Compliance and Problems Encountered in Two Provinces in Central Luzon, Philippines in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Disaster management is one area in the field that comes with a heavy burden of administrative functions and compliances. Thus, it is vital to consider among managers to put the best man in the field. The purpose of this study is to find out the disaster management program compliance of participants in two provinces in Central Luzon, Philippines.…[Read more]
John Mark R. Asio deposited Natural Calamity, Its Impact and Level of Preparations: Significance and Implications to the Community in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 3 days ago
The purpose of the study is to analyze the knowledge of natural calamity, its impact and level of preparations of respondents in Central Luzon, Philippines. This study employed a descriptive-correlation design. 125 respondents participated in the survey with the use of convenience sampling technique. We drafted a questionnaire and subjected it to…[Read more]
English abstract: A paper arguing the relevance of a cognitive narratological perspective and a retrospective stance attentive to hindsight bias in order to clarify the debate on racial differences and population diversity in biology. The issue is discussed with reference to the dichotomy between ‘lumpers’ and ‘splitters’ in paleoanthropology as…[Read more]
Faculty performance review, faculty development, and organizational climate are an essential element of the educational institution. More importantly, the mentioned variables have certain connections and interplay with each other. This study describes the performance review, faculty development, and organizational climate of a tertiary education…[Read more]
Koca Mehmet Kentel deposited CfP: Cities on Fire: Environmental History of Urban Conflagrations in Early Modern and Modern Periods in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
Papers focusing on the urban environmental history of fires are invited for a panel to be submitted to
the European Society for Environmental History conference, which will be held at the
University of Bristol in July 2021.
Karen Barad’s Meeting the Universe Halfway relies on mutually incompatible grounding gestures, one of which describes the relationality of an always already material-discursive reality, while the other seeks to ground this relation one-sidedly in matter. These two materialisms derive from the gesture she borrows from the New Materialist (and o…[Read more]
I am interested in proposing a just-in-time session for MLA 2021 concerning forest fires and ecological crisis. I think a round-table format on media, teaching, and the role of the humanities in teaching/researching ecological crisis would be timely and work well for these new sessions. My research is centered in South America and…[Read more]
Hollywood films such as Pixar’s Moana (2016) and Warner Brothers’ Aquaman (2018) have drawn on the aesthetics and stories of the island cultures of Oceania to inform their narratives. In doing so, these works have both succeeded and failed to respect and engage with oceanic cultural knowledge, providing a cultural vehicle to expand com…[Read more]
Going with the times, and with the classics too, as ‘nihil novum sub sole’, I suggest going back to some classics of the literature of plagues, pestilences, virulent epidemics, and pandemics. Here is my suggestion today: a fragment from Mary Shelley’s The Last Man (1826). Many (hopefully not too many) episodes in the novel ring a bell with the…[Read more]
Earth Focus is a forum for discussion and a catalyst for action for young people of all ages. We deal with issues concerning our environment, community and culture at all levels. Issue 16, titled “Power to the People”, includes the sections: Energy, Discover Solar Systems, Pedal for Progress, Become a Fossils expert, Solar Cooker invasion, etc.
‘Biopiracy: Student Edition’ is based on the book ‘Biopiracy’ by Vandana Shiva. This edition was created by an international team of interns, volunteers, and students at Bija Vidyapeeth, Navdanya’s organic farm and seed college in Doon Valley, India.
Prepared by Young Delegates to the 2nd World Youth Congress, Casablanca, Morocco – August 16-28, 2003, under the leadership of Peace Child International & the Moroccan Youth Forum. Excerpt: “This magazine, like the Casablanca Declaration, outlines the vision of young people on what needs to be done to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (…[Read more]
[COMPLETE OPEN-ACCESS CURRICULUM INCLUDED] ReFueling the Future is the first project in the ReImagining the Future series launched by Greenbacker Capital and Global Citizenship Experience Lab School. By asking “how will we fuel our future?”, the purpose of this project is to get acquainted with the current state of our energy supply system,…[Read more]
[COMPLETE OPEN-ACCESS CURRICULUM INCLUDED] In April 2017, the world population topped 7.5 billion people. As our population continues to grow, natural resources are dwindling due to human consumption, and the resources that remain are unequally distributed. More than ever, our world needs thoughtful, engaged, global citizens to address the…[Read more]
Stephanie Leite deposited Rescue Mission: Planet Earth 2002—a young people’s assessment of progress on the implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the other major UN summits in the ten years between 1992-2002 in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
Excerpt of Foreword by Kofi Annan: “Ten years have passed since a group of young editors published the original Rescue Mission: Planet Earth—a children’s version of Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is the blueprint for sustainable development adopted at the ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Rescue Mission was a wake-up call to ‘stop senseless war…[Read more]
Breve presentación sobre el Tren Maya y los daños acumulados en la península de Yucatán que se impartió como parte del seminario virtual de la UACM-IBERO. Realizado por el colectivo COMAL
From Michel de Montaigne’s essay “Of Friendship” to Jacques Derrida’s rearticulation of the former in The Politics of Friendship, scholars both early modern and modern have sought ways to address the fluid co-mixture of bodies from which the discourse of friendship can and does emerge. More recently still, new materialist thinkers of ontolog…[Read more]
A reading of Shakespeare and Deleuze on the subject of Anthropocene air. Keywords: endurance, climate change, fossil capitalism, carbon ghosts, Hamlet.
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