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Environmental Humanities

A resource designed to help scholars respond to environmental problems within the context of human, social, and cultural perspective

Bergthaller, Hannes et al. “Mapping Common Ground: Ecocriticism, Environmental History, and the Environmental Humanities.” Environmental Humanities 5.1 (2014): 261–76.

Castree, Noel. “The Anthropocene and the Environmental Humanities: Extending the Conversation.” Environmental Humanities 5.1 (2014): 233–60. Web.

Heise, Ursula K., and Allison Carruth. “Introduction to Focus: Environmental Humanities.” American Book Review 32, no. 1 (February 24, 2011): 3–3. doi:10.1353/abr.2010.0067.

Holm, Poul et al. “Humanities for the Environment-A Manifesto for Research and Action.” Humanities 4.4 (2015): 977–92.

Wood, Peter and Rachelle Peterson. “Eh? The Rise of the Environmental Humanities Movement.” National Association of Scholars, June 20, 2014.


Selection of Further Reading

Examples of In-depth Environmental Humanities Work: Digging Deeper into the Field

DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M., Jill Didur, and Anthony Carrigan. Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches. New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. Web. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature ; 31 xv, 391 pages.

Haraway, Donna. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.

Heise, Ursula K. “The Environmental Humanities and the Futures of the Human.” New German Critique 43.2 128 (2016): 21–31.

Heise, Ursula K., Jon Christensen, and Michelle Niemann, editors. The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities. Routledge Handbooks Online, 2017.

Field-Specific Applications of Environmental Humanities

Alagona, Peter S., and Gregory L. Simon. “The Role of Field Study in Humanistic and Interdisciplinary Environmental Education.” Journal of Experiential Education 32.3 (2010): 412-28.

Ray, Sarah Jaquette et al. Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities toward an Eco-Crip Theory. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

Sörlin, Sverker. “Environmental Humanities: Why Should Biologists Interested in the Environment Take the Humanities Seriously?” BioScience 62.9 (2012): 788–89.

Stewart, Kearsley A., and Kelley K. Swain. “Global Health Humanities: Defining an Emerging Field.” The Lancet; London 388.10060 (2016): 2586–7. Web.