Syllabi and More
The CUltures of Climate Change
InTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: HUMANITIES
Life Overlooked Collaborative Pedagogical Project
Read about Life Overlooked, the "citizen humanities" new media project co-developed by Stephanie LeMenager, Joni Adamson, Catriona Sandilands, Patricia Ferrante and others through the HfE (Humanities for the Environment) Observatory and refined by students at the University of Oregon, York University, and the Arizona State University.
i (heart) h2o Collaborative Pedagogical Project, designed by Sara Daleiden and Therese Kelly
Read about "i (heart) h2o," a collaborative pedagogical project at UC-Santa Barbara invited and administered by Stephanie LeMenager, designed by Sara Daleiden and Therese Kelly, and generously sponsored by Professor Janet Walker for her Critical Issues in America Series "Figuring Sea Level Rise."
Stockholm University, Sweden, 2014-
The Environmental Humanities without Humanism
How might we conceive an environmental humanities that takes into account the tremendous focus on human survival in the era of climate change without returning simplistically to a human-centered mode of thought, innovation, and critique? If the concepts of humanism and human nature as once understood no longer hold, then how might humans place ourselves in a world already shifting away from the climatic limits of our thriving? The question of what it means to be human in this ecological moment and how to narrate the problem of “being human” lies at the center of Anthropocene thinking and, too, at the core of the environmental humanities’ efforts, as an interdisciplinary field, to complement climate activists and artists. We will look at a diverse set of readings speaking to the broad goal of the environmental humanities to project “being human” into an imaginable, if injured, future.