Environmental Research in the Human Sciences

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Environmental Research in the Human Sciences

The aim of this new initiative is to develop a strong collaborative network on environmental issues between the three faculties which make up the Human Sciences Area at Stockholm University: Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. The university realises that the human factors driving on-going global environmental change cannot be fully understood without a Human Sciences perspective. Underlying the alarming changes which receive so much publicity are socio-cultural practices, the economic systems in which we produce and consume resources, and the politico-legal structures which permit and prevent action around the world. The human sciences have a unique contribution to make towards understanding the diversity and history of these contributory factors, as well as towards analysing how necessary change can come about.

To advance the Human Sciences’ ability to fulfil this role, we aim to develop a forum to bring voices, ideas and research together in a dialogue that crosses the disciplinary boundaries in and around our area. This is the mission of our new initiative. Through the on-going research of our five recently-hired postdoctoral researchers and the cross-faculty activities which they are undertaking, we will create a network of internal dialogue that can speak to academics from all backgrounds, within and outside Stockholm University, as well as to governments, and to the citizens that are and will be affected by living in the Anthropocene.

The Seed Box conference on Modes of Thinking and Being Ecological

The Seed Box conference on Modes of Thinking and Being Ecological will take place 2 – 4 October. A program for the conference will soon be made available on The Seed Box with continous updates details about sessions, times for paper presentations, etcetera. Furthermore, the possibility to pre-register your attendance is about to open, through the assistance of the conference bureau Meetx – more information will be published on the same web address.

Presidential diplomacy reversed: how Bolsonaro’s attack on the environment is undermining Brazilian

Larissa Basso, Post Doctoral Researcher at the Environmental Research in the Human Sciences Area at Stockholm University, has published an article on the current situation in Brazil regarding the Amazon forest fires, combining legal and political aspects and uncovering the main causes and consequesces.

Revista Mundorama is a blog run by the University of Brasilia´s Institute of International Relations.

Att motverka klimatförändringarna

Med den nya, tvärvetenskapliga kursen ”Att motverka klimatförändringarna” som startar i höst vill Stockholms universitet bidra till lösningar på klimatkrisen. Kursen är öppen för studenter från alla ämnesområden.

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