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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.


2020.09.10 | People

CEH welcomes visiting PhD Franziska Dahlmeier

Franziska is researching artificial ecologies and practices of care in botanic gardens

Konik horses at the Oostvaardersplassen rewilding project
Wild boar in Zurich
Hookworm (Necator Americanus) larva

2020.09.02 | Events

Virtual seminars this autumn

A series of CEH events in the coming term will explore contemporary conservation in Europe.

2020.08.19 | Course

New PhD Course: Water, Society, Ecology

From 24 September – 5 October 2020, CEH is teaching a PhD course with the University of Cape Town where students will take field trips to explore rivers and water infrastructure in their respective cities while collaborating online.


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