Researching the Anthropocene
Electives include: Environmental Conflicts | Science, Nature and Democracy | Space, Place and Literary Non-Fiction in Africa; Film and the Environment | Environmental Documentary | Society and Natural Resources | Decolonial Theory...
Earth Ecology Humanities
Themes and topics include: Researching the Anthopocene | Race and the making of an environmental public | The militarisation of conservation | Energy provision, climate change and the challenges of the decolonising South...
Environmental Humanities South
Launching February 2015: A new M Phil and PhD specialising in the Environmental Humanities



A new interdisciplinary M Phil programme and PhD programme in the Faculty of Humanitiesfunded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

The environmental humanities is the term for a dynamic and growing field in universities across the world, one promoting interdisciplinary scholarship that explores how we understand the relations between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production. Ranging from scientific modelling to government policy, from social justice movements to the creative arts, it examines questions of sustainability, human wellbeing and the environment in their broadest sense.  In a 21st-century context of increasing pressure on the biosphere, the environmental humanities provide a vital intellectual space that enables researchers, students, artists, writers, scientists, policy-makers and practitioners to reflect critically on the concepts that underlie contemporary environmentalism.

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Call for submissions: Literature, Art and Environmental Imaginations in Africa.
* The next programme commences in March 2017. Pre-applications for the first round of funding will close on on 30 November 2016. See Admission and Fellowships tabs above for fuller details. Applications for admission to the M Phil and the PhD will be considered until February 2017. Further funding will be advertised as it becomes available.