A space for discussion, collaboration, and resource sharing for studies of the ecological and environmental humanities.
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 1 day, 8 hours 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 2 months 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.
Can we imagine a Blue Humanities that takes the non-relation as a starting point for ecological thought? I believe we can. Following Shakespeare and Deleuze, this essay engages in a thought experiment that, if it is not too absurd, might, like the ship of fools of medieval times, unmoor the Blue Humanities from its current safe harbor by putting…[Read more]
This essay examines how the rhetoric of animalization in Shakespeare’s Othello compels us to think early modern categories of race in connection with early modern discourses of “human” versus “animal.” Beginning with Shakespeare’s representation of Iago, I suggest that it is the potential for sameness conditioned by Iago’s counterfactua…[Read more]
Lawrence K. Wang, Mu-Hao Sung Wang, Nazih K. Shammas, Valerie Renak and Yung-Tse Hung (2020). Cationic surfactant analysis with good laboratory practice. In: “Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEM)”, Lawrence K. Wang, Mu-Hao Sung Wang and Nazih K. Shammas (editors). Volume 2020, Number 4, April 2020; 42…[Read more]
Lawrence K Wang deposited INDEPENDENT PHYSICOCHEMICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM CONSISTING OF PRIMARY FLOTATION CLARIFICATION, SECONDARY FLOTATION CLARIFICATION AND TERTIARY TREATMENT in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 5 months, 4 weeks ago
LK Wang, MHS Wang, NK Shammas, and MS Holtorff (2020). Independent physicochemical wastewater treatment system consisting of primary flotation clarification, secondary flotation clarification and tertiary treatment. In: “Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)” , Lawrence K. Wang, Mu-Hao Sung Wang, and Nazih K S…[Read more]
Ana M. Lopez-Aguilera started the topic Call for Fiction in Spanish / Ecofeminist Fiction in Spanish in the discussion Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Call for Fiction in Spanish
We invite submissions for an compilation of fictional texts in Spanish on the topic of Ecofeminism under the provisional title of Ecofeminist Fictions in Spanish/Ficciones ecofeministas en el contexto hispano. This volume is open to any genre: poems, comics, vignettes, short stories, etc. For longer genres (novels,…[Read more]
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