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Round Table Discussion - Introducing the Environmental Humanities as a “New Interdisciplinary Matrix”: What, Why, and How?

When Oct 22, 2020
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Zoom-Meeting
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Attendees Universitätsoffen/ Open to university members
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Around the globe, interdisciplinary research centers and study programs for Environmental Humanities have been established in recent years. In Freiburg, too, the activities in this large field of research are to be bundled and further developed. The new research focus "Building and Researching Resilience in the Environmental Humanities" is now beginning its work at FRIAS. A first opportunity to get to know the Environmental Humanities and to jointly explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary research and teaching is offered by this round table discussion, which will focus on the following questions: Why is interdisciplinary research and teaching within the framework of Environmental Humanities worthwhile? How can such interdisciplinary cooperation in research and teaching be organized? Which successful models, research centers and study programs can we learn from? Which structures and conditions have proven to be helpful, which mistakes can be avoided?



Ursula Münster, Associate Professor of Environmental Humanities, Director of the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH)

Kate Rigby, Professor of Environmental Humanities, founding Director of Research Centre for Environmental Humanities and Course Director of MA in Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University, UK

Gabriele Rippl, Chair of Literatures in English / North American Studies, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prinicipal Investigator of the SNF Sinergia “Mediating the Ecological Imperative”

Hanna Straß-Senol, Director of Environmental Humanities Development at Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich

Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, Professor for Environmental Humanities at the University of Fribourg (CH) and director of the UniFR_ESH Institute

Matthias Schmidt, Jens Soentgen, Kirsten Twelbeck, and Hubert Zapf, Directors/Board of Environmental Humanities at Augsburg University / Environmental Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Umwelt)

Bernd Kortmann, FRIAS Direktor

Melanie Arndt, Sabine Dabringhaus, Hartmut Fünfgeld, and Evi Zemanek, FRIAS Research Focus „Building and Researching Resilience in the Environmental Humanities“: