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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.


'Fencing nature in' by Jodi Marr (Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)

2021.03.10 | Events

Owning Natures: Property, Ecology and Conservation

This series of CEH events will explore the relationships between ecologies and property regimes.

2021.03.02 | Research news

New Environmental Humanities Network

DFF/FKK-funded network titled “The Network for Global Justice and the Environmental Humanities: Transformative engagements between academia and civil society”

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2021.02.24 | Course

New PhD course: Infrastructures and Global Perspectives

This PhD course explores anthropological approaches to the study of infrastructures and investigates connected, critical perspectives on the concept of the “global”, while putting it into conversation with thinking about ecology.


Tue 27 Apr
15:00-17:00 | Online (Zoom)
Migration and ownership of nature: Latin America, 19th and 20th centuries
This Owning Nature series event features presentations from two scholars, plus dialogue and conversation.
Tue 25 May
10:30-16:30 | Online (Zoom)
EH Justice Workshop
Environmental Humanities between Global Justice and Local Transformation