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The Network for Global Justice and the Environmental Humanities: Transformative engagements between academia and civil society

Project: Research

  • Fischer, Georg (PI)
  • Swanson, Heather Anne (Applicant)
  • Andersen, Astrid Oberbeck (PI)
  • Raftopoulos, Malayna (PI)
  • Eskjær, Mikkel Fugl (PI)
  • Samson, Kristine (PI)
  • Jacobsen, Stefan Gaarsmand (PI)
  • Centre for Environmental Humanities
  • Aalborg University
  • Roskilde University
  • University of Copenhagen
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Our 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 humannonhuman 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.
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2023

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