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Centre for Environmental Humanities Inaugural Workshop

Professor Christof Mauch, co-director of the Rachel Carson Centre in Munich will give an inaugural note on Feb 27, afternoon.

Info about event


Monday 27 February 2017,  at 13:00 - 17:00


Moesgaard Conference room (4240, 301), Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg



Program for CEH Inaugural Workshop


12.00   Lunch – if you want to join us, please send an e-mail to

ceh@cas.au.dk before Feb 22nd.


Open to all from 13.00 onward without RSVP


13.00   Welcome (Felix Riede, CEH Director)


13.15   Christof Mauch, Director, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany (http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/staff_fellows/directors/christof_mauch/index.html)

How Vulnerable is our World? Ecology, History, and Slow Hope for the Future

What we fear today is very different from what we feared a few centuries ago, explains environmental historian Christof Mauch. We are no longer afraid of the wildness of the mountains, of the torrents of the seas, or of attacks from fierce animals. Instead we fear the end of non-renewable resources, the breakdown of the electric grid, the expansion of deserts, the loss of islands, and the pollution of air and water. We realize that humanity’s progress and technological success have come at a high price - extreme vulnerability of life on the planet. How vulnerable is our world? What can we learn from history? And where could hope for a more sustainable future come from? 


14.15   Question and answer session


14.45   Break/Coffee/Cake


15.15   Short presentations from CEH members about ongoing research


16.00   Group discussion: What might “environmental humanities” mean here at AU?


17.00   Conclusion


Directions for getting to the workshop.

Bus number 18 goes all the way out to Moesgård Museum.

Moesgård Museum is closed on Mondays, so in order to enter the Conference rooms on the 3rd floor, please go to the back of the museum. The entrance to the conference rooms is next to the staff entrance and is marked so on the door. We will also have posters of the workshop guiding you the way.