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About the network

The network will orchestrate a set of conversations on global environmental justice at the intersection of academia and civil society (focusing on activists and NGOs). It seeks to strengthen the environmental humanities in Denmark and its links to civil society, while also developing tools and concepts for a new public environmental humanities that connects Denmark to the world. Through the lens of global justice, the network seeks to probe and redefine the boundaries between scholarly and societal engagement by inquiring into new modes of intervention and by underscoring the real-world relevance of humanistic renderings of human- nonhuman entanglements in times of global ecological crisis. The application is grounded in two complementary ideas:

  1. That the humanities would be theoretically enriched by more engagement with newly emerging forms of environmental civil society engagement
  2. That humanities scholars have much that they could be contributing to public environmental debates.

Core Network institutions in Denmark

  • Aarhus University
  • Centre for Environmental Humanities
  • Roskilde University
  • Aalborg University

Network Institutions

  • Environmental Humanities Laboratory, KTH, Stockholm
  • Norbert Elias Center for Transformation Design & Research, Europa-Universität, Flensburg
  • Laboratório História e Natureza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Junior Research Group “Food for Justice: Power, Politics, and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy”, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin
  • DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group “Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy”, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich
  • Oslo School of Environmental Humanities, University of Oslo


International partners