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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.


Ivana Bičak

2019.06.24 | People

CEH Welcomes Visiting Scholar Ivana Bičak

Ivana is researching early modern animal experimentation and the dawn of bioethics

Tracing the history surrounding the river.
We followed the river from Brabrand Lake to its mouth in Aarhus Harbour, shown here.

2019.06.14 | Workshop

Workshop sets stage for future collaborations

From June 11-13, 2019, the Centre for Environmental Humanities held the Masterclass “Water, Society, and Ecologies: Towards Situated Knowledges of Flows and Models”, a pilot workshop for a PhD course in collaboration with the University of Cape Town scheduled for February 2020. The workshop was centered around Aarhus Å, giving participants a…


Wed 02 Oct
12:00-13:30 | Nobelparken, 1467-316
CEH Lunch Seminar: Forms of self-cultivation in Madrid’s community gardens. Leisure, learning, kinship and collective organization
A lunch talk by Ida Mangor (PhD student, AU Department of Educational Anthropology - Copenhagen)
Thu 07 Nov
12:00-13:30 | Nobelparken, 1467-316
CEH Lunch Seminar: Milking the land. Domestication, disorientation, and dairy in the American Midwest
A lunch talk by Katy Overstreet (Post.doc, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University - Foulum)