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The Aarhus University Centre for Environmental Humanities (CEH) is concerned with re-engaging the environment in disciplines such as history, religion, literature and media, ethics, archaeology, anthropology, education, and artistic practice – all with a specific interest in reflecting on present concerns in a deep historical perspective. In the face of the profound environmental crises that loom large in politics and the popular imagination, exploring the cultural interfaces of different societies and their surroundings, synchronically and diachronically, has attained a new urgency. The AU CEH aims to bring together hitherto isolated Environmental Humanities scholars at Aarhus University, and to provide a major longer-term catalyst for the diverse research conducted under its aegis.


Annika Capelán at the CEH lunch seminar

2019.05.09 | Grants

Grant awarded to postdoc Annika Capelán for CEH-hosted research

Capelán will study the effect of wool on landscapes in Patagonia and Australia

Pierre du Plessis. Photo by Josh Kim.

2019.04.02 | Grants

DFF international postdoctoral grant awarded to Pierre du Plessis

The Independent Research Fund Denmark (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond, DFF) has awarded Pierre du Plessis an international postdoctoral grant for his research project "Enacting Contested Landscapes: Dwelling, Conservation, and Prospecting in the Kalahari Desert".

2019.02.19 | Meeting

Attending the cross-disciplinary 'Biography of the Meuse' expert meeting in Maastricht

Joshua Cohen's, Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, comments on his attendance of the January 2019 meeting.


Tue 04 Jun
13:30-19:00 | Nobelparken 1451-416; Vandrehallen
Seminar and reception in celebration of 3 years of CEH
We welcome all interested staff and students to join us in celebrating the third anniversary of the Centre for Environmental Humanities, as well as to discuss what the future should hold for the environmental humanities at AU.