International Conference on Environmental Humanities Stories, Myths, and Arts to Envision a Change Alcalá de Henares, July 3-6, 2018

Program

We weave the ball of our life using the roots of the past and the threads of experience, of memories, of what we learnt, of what we create… Our balls of thread will be the myths and stories of the future, and our threads will guide those who dream that another world is possible.

Environmental humanities entail a transdisciplinary and transnational critical framework that is rapidly emerging in the last decade. This framework challenges traditional divisions among human, social, and environmental sciences, since they have proven to be obsolete in confronting, understanding, and articulating the most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges of the 21st century, as well as their multiple scales, risks, and representational difficulties. Environmental humanities emerge out of the convergence among environmental history and philosophy, ecocriticism, art and ecology, de-/post-colonial environmental thinking, earth systems science, philosophy of science, social and political ecology, ecofeminism, and so on. This international conference attempts to contribute to this fascinating debate while introducing it in Spain, where it has not yet been established.

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