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Centre for Environmental Humanities

The Aarhus University Centre for Environmental Humanities (CEH) is concerned with re-engaging the environment in disciplines such as history, religion, literature and media, ethics, archaeology, anthropology, education, and artistic practice – all with a specific interest in reflecting on present concerns in a deep historical perspective. In the face of the profound environmental crises that loom large in politics and the popular imagination, exploring the cultural interfaces of different societies and their surroundings, synchronically and diachronically, has attained a new urgency. The AU CEH aims to bring together hitherto isolated Environmental Humanities scholars at Aarhus University, and to provide a major longer-term catalyst for the diverse research conducted under its aegis. The CEH has been seed-funded directly from the School of Culture and Society and currently host an International Network Programme grant from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education for developing Aarhus-Cape Town Environmental Humanities Partnership. 

This project contributes to theme 2

Felix Riede

Professor with special responsibilities, research programme dire School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies