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Workshop

EH Justice Workshop

Environmental Humanities between Global Justice and Local Transformation

Info about event

Time

Tuesday 25 May 2021,  at 10:30 - 16:30

Location

Online (Zoom)

This workshop brings together researchers in the Environmental Humanities and activists working for environmental justice from the bottom-up. The EH network works towards advancing collaborations for global environmental justice, and this first workshop engages with civil society initiatives in Northern Europe. We want to create a new dialogue based on the environmental slogan to ‘think globally, act locally’, placing it (back) in the context of bottom-up action for climate and environmental justice. With the urgency of transforming societies in the face accelerating environmental crisis, the ways in which ‘the global’ can translate into local resistance and transition must be readdressed. We will facilitate debates on this basis to help EH researchers respond to the dilemmas, potentials and barriers for action that activists encounter in their work for local transformation.

The program will consist of three discussion panels with short contributions from activists and EH researchers followed by debates under the following themes:

10:30-12:00 - Panel 1, Environmental Justice: Anne Aittomaki, Marco Armiero, Stine Krøijer, Palle Bendsen

12:30-14:00 - Panel 2, Climate Justice: Leonie Bremer, Gregers Andersen, Mads Ejsing

14:15-15:45 - Panel 3, Local transformations and actions: Vasna Ramasar, Tina Clarke, Andy Gheorghiu

15:55-16:20 – Shared reflections towards EH conference in Fall 2021

Please register for the event in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

The Network for Global Justice and the Environmental Humanities, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, is a collaboration across Roskilde, Aalborg, and Aarhus universities and will include a number of activities over the next 3 years. For more information about the overall network, please see the description here.