Events

2021-22

European Society for Environmental History conference, 4-8 July 2022 (University of Bristol). Website here.

Environmental Humanities PGR Reading Group, discussing The introduction to The Multispecies Salon (2014) & Thom van Dooren, Eben Kirksey & Ursula Münster’s ‘Multispecies Studies: Cultivating Arts of Attentiveness’ (2016). Friday 13 May 2022, 1pm. Blended. For location and further details, email Eline Tabak.

Dr Sage Brice (University of Durham), TBA. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), Wednesday 27 April 2022, 4.30pm to 6pm. Online and 34 Tyndalls Park Road G.02. Sign up here.

Environmental Humanities PGR Reading Group, discussing Astrida Neimanis’ ‘No Representation without Colonisation? (Or, Nature Represents Itself)’ (2015) & Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang’s ‘Decolonization is not a metaphor’ (2012). Friday 1 April 2022, 1pm. Blended. For location and further details, email Eline Tabak.

Dr Polly Atkin (University of Durham), ‘Pining Earth: On weather, landscape and bodies in pain’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), Wednesday 30 March 2022, 4.30pm to 6pm. Online and 34 Tyndalls Park Road G.02. Sign up here.

Environmental Humanities PGR Reading Group, discussing Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants (2013). Friday 11 March 2022, 1pm. Blended. For location and further details, email Eline Tabak.

PGR Showcase (University of Bristol), Courtenay Crawford, ‘Geographies of the dharma: Engaged Buddhism’s politics of liberation’; Sam Le Butt, ‘Day of the GM Soy! Ecological monsters then and now’; Milo Newman, ‘Fossil Matters: The materiality of extinction’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar, Wednesday 23 February 2022, 3.30pm to 5pm. Online and 34 Tyndalls Park Road G.02. Sign up here.

Environmental Humanities PGR Reading Group, discussing Dipesh Chakrabarty’s The Climate of History: Four Theses (2009). Friday 11 February 2022, 1pm. Blended. For location and further details, email Eline Tabak.

Environmental Humanities PGR Reading Group, discussing William Cronon’s ‘The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature’ (1995). Friday 21 January 2022, 1pm. Blended. For location and further details, email Eline Tabak.

Environmental History Workshop 2021: What are you doing?, 22 December 2021, 2pm to 4pm, online. Full details and registration here.

Discussion of Keywords in Research Collaborations, 15 December 2021. Online – email for link.

Environmental Humanities PGR Reading Group, discussing Rob Nixon’s Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (2011). Friday 10 December, 1pm. Blended. For location and further details, email Eline Tabak.

Dr Anushka Peres (University of Nevada, Reno), ‘Queer Ecovisual Rhetorics and Settler Colonial Landscapes’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 8 December 2021, 4.30pm to 6pm. Sign up here.

POSTPONED – Environmental History Workshop 2021: What are you doing?, 1 December 2021, 2pm to 4pm, online. Call for contributions here.

Jim Scown, Prof. Martin Willis and Prof. Keir Waddington, ‘Covid Future Narratives’. 24 November 2021. In person – register here.

Discussion of Keywords in Research Collaborations, 17 November 2021. Online – email for link.

Environmental Humanities PGR Reading Group, discussing Anna L. Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (2015). Friday 12 November, 1pm. Blended. For location and further details, email Eline Tabak.

Dr Susanne Ferwerda (Utrecht University), ‘The Waves, the Ocean: Boats, Borders and Refugee Bodies in Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains‘.Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 10 November 2021, 4.30pm to 6pm. Sign up here.

Panel Discussion: Environmental Humanities perspectives on COP-26, 9 November 2021. Online – email for link.

POSTPONED – new date TBA CEH 2021 Welcome Event, Arts Complex: Humanities Building: 1.H030. 27 October 2021, 4.30pm.

Dr Noreen Masud (Durham University), ‘Slippage and Fakery in Willa Cather’s Prairie Landscapes’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 13 October 2021, 4.30pm to 6pm. Sign up here.

2020-21

Literary and Visual Landscapes Symposium: (Re)imagined Landscapes (University of Bristol) 9-10 June 2021. Programme and paper recordings here.

Dr Daniel Finch-Race (Università Ca’ Foscari), ‘Venetian Hydrographies in Paintings by Ciardi, Moran, and Renoir’. Centre for Environmental Humanities Research Seminar (University of Bristol), 29 April 2021, 4pm, via Zoom. Zoom link on pdf here.

Dr Samantha Walton (Bath Spa University), ‘In search of the nature cure: A cultural history of wellbeing and ecology’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 28 April 2021, 4.30pm to 6pm 5.15pm start, via Zoom. Sign up here.

Dr Jemma Deer (Rachel Carson Center), ‘Mycorrhizal Metaphors: the buried life of language’. Centre for Environmental Humanities Research Seminar (University of Bristol), 21 April 2021, 4pm, via Zoom. Zoom link and abstract here.

Dr Nicola Thomas (University of Bristol), ‘Deep space, the hydrogen line and the extra-terrestrial lyric subject’. Centre for Environmental Humanities Research Seminar (University of Bristol), 24 March 2021, 4pm, via Zoom. Email for link.

Professor Paul Readman (King’s College London), ‘Walking the landscape and knowing the past: Antiquaries, pedestrianism and historical practice in modern Britain’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 17 March 2021, 4.30pm to 6pm, via Zoom. Sign up here.

Interdisciplinary PGR Panel (University of Bristol), featuring Vicky Coules, ‘Exploring prehistoric landscapes’; Austin Read, ‘Thinking with salmon about ecological ruin, ontology, and decoloniality’; Hazel Streeter, ‘Timescapes in the poetry of Alice Oswald’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 10 Feb 2021, 4.30pm to 6pm, via Zoom. Sign up here.

Dr Michael Malay (University of Bristol), ‘Difficult paradises: The crickets of Troopers Hill’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 9 Dec 2020, 4.30pm to 6pm, via Zoom. Sign up here.

Professor Adeline Johns-Putra (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University), ‘Fiction, Realism and Ethics in the Anthropocene’. Joint seminar with the Department of English (University of Bristol), 19 Nov 2020, 12pm, via Zoom.

Dr Holly Corfield Carr (University of Cambridge), ‘At the cave mouth: Poets and sculptors writing in the dark’. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 18 Nov 2020, 4.30pm to 6pm. Sign up here.

Dr Eveline de Smalen (Rachel Carson Centre), ‘Nowhere, somewhere, elsewhere, here: Nature conservation and cultural representations of the Wadden Sea‘. Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar (University of Bristol), 28 Oct 2020, 4.30pm to 6pm, via Zoom. Sign up here.

2019-20

Insect Entanglements, an online workshop hosted by CEH members Eline Tabak and Maia Dixon, 19 June 2020.

Professor Nicolas C. Howe (Williams College), ‘What is a Living River?’, 25 Mar 2020 Unfortunately Prof. Howe’s paper has been cancelled due to university closure

Dr Kirk Sides (University of Bristol), ‘“Eco-futurism”: Science FicDon, Mythopoiesis, and the African Anthropocene’, 4 Mar 2020

Dr Treasa De Loughry (University College Dublin), ‘Toxic Worlds, Rubbish Imperialism: PolluDon, Health, World Literature’, 19 Feb 2020

Dr Naomi Millner, University of Bristol: ‘Witnessing beyond the human: From soil stutter to earth mother in transnational agrarian activism’, 29 Jan 2020

Dr Aditya Ramesh (University of Manchester): ‘Water, space and the porous city: Bangalore and Madras c. 1860-1929’, 20 Nov 2020

Professor Kelly P. Bushnell (Rachel Carson Centre, Munich): ‘Fish Culture: The 1883 International Fisheries Exhibition’, 14 Nov 2019

Professor Corey Ross (University of Birmingham): ‘Liquid Empire: Colonial Power and the Re-making of Aquatic Environments’, 12 Nov 2019 (joint seminar with Department of Historical Studies)

Morgan Seag (University of Cambridge): ‘‘Gender on the Ice: Contested boundaries and heroic illusions in 20th century Antarctica’, 30 Oct 2019

2018-19

Dr Sam Solnick, University of Liverpool: ‘Anthropocene Energies’, 13 Mar 2019

Dr Michael Malay, University of Bristol: ‘‘The Politics and Poetics of Extinction’, 27 Feb 2019

Laura Denning, Bath Spa University: ‘Bodies as Sensory Data Collectors’, 30 Jan 2019

‘New Work in Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities’, 10 short research papers from University of Bristol Vice- Chancellor’s Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Fellows, 12 Feb 2019

Prof. Andrea Gaynor, University of Western Australia: TBC, 10 Dec 2018

Prof. Dolly Jørgensen, University of Stavanger: ‘Grieving for the dead: Emotions and the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon’, 14 Nov 2019

Dr Franklin Ginn, University of Bristol: ‘Planting Soft Pakistan’, 7 Nov 2018

Prof. Nayanika Mathur, University of Oxford: ‘Big Cats and the Indian City: Out-of-place beasts in the Anthropocene’, 3 Oct 2018

2017-18

Hanne Nielsen, University of Tasmania/KTH Stockholm: ‘Advertising Antarctica: Commercial framings of the far south’, 30 May 2018

Prof Kate Rigby, Bath Spa University: ‘Creaturely Ecopoetics: Re-viewing Romanticism in the Anthropocene’, 9 May 2018

Literary and Visual Landscapes Symposium: Traversing Land, Sea & Sky: Travel and Landscape, 25 Apr 2018 

Dr James Castell, Prof. Keir Waddington, Prof.  Martin Willis (Cardiff ): The Cardiff ScienceHumanities initiative and interdisciplinary working in the Environmental Humanities, 21 Mar 2018

Wildscreen@UoB Film Screening: Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017, dir. James Reed), 8 Mar 2018

Inaugural Public Lecture: Professor Vinita Damodaran (Sussex), ‘Historical climate vulnerability in South Asia: Droughts, Floods, Famines and Cyclones’, 22 Feb 2018

Dr Lucy Donkin (Bristol), ‘Earth and Ore: Materialising Transalpine Relationships on the Eve of the Reformation’, 13 Feb 2018 (co-organised with Department of Historical Studies)

Dr Steven Gray (Portsmouth), ‘A Menagerie Afloat: Naval Animals and the Exotic Imagination at the Turn of the Twentieth Century’, 8 Feb 2018

Wildscreen@UoB Film Screening: Chasing Coral (2017, dir. Jeff Orlowski), 6 Feb 2018

Exhibition: ‘Embattled Drylands’ at Coexist Gallery Hamilton House Stokes Croft, Bristol, 9-22 Nov 2017. Exhibition showcasing work by the award- winning photo-journalist Susan Shulman; new research by the University of Bristol; and contributions from the Bristol Somali community, exploring the impact of war on the Somali environment and its people.

Dr Adrian Howkins (Bristol): ‘Placing the Past: The McMurdo Dry Valleys and the problem of geographical specificity in Antarctic History’, 29 Nov 2017