EN­VIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES MONTH 2022 - Pre­lim­in­ary Program
Environmental Humanities Month 2022 preliminary program will frequently update until the end of September. In 2022 Environmental Humanities Month runs from October to December to celebrate the diversity and fresh perspectives of environmental humanities.

Environmental Humanities Month 2022 / Preliminary Program as of 28.9.2022

 

October 6 (Thursday) TBA, online

Living in the Wasteocene? Discards and the Culture of Waste in the 21st century (Part 1)

Iris Borowy, Shanghai University, Peter Wynn Kirby, University of Oxford, Viktor Pál

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October 11 (Tuesday) 15.00-16.30 (Helsinki), hybrid

Planting ideas for vegetal humanities and art research 

Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 224, Yliopistonkatu 3

Zoom: You may register via the link above

Annette Arlander, University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts

Karoliina Lummaa, University of Turku

Olga Cielemecka, University of Eastern Finland

After the event (16.45-18.00), we will hold a ‘Playful planting’ narrative game to consider the role of playfulness, imagination, and story-telling in the emergent strategies for living together in times of climate emergency and biodiversity loss.

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October 13 (Thursday) 14.15-15.45 (Finland), live

Nature and Nation. Environmental Engineering in the Carpathian Basin since 1800

Place: University of Jyväskylä, Historica, H404

Viktor Pál, University of Jyväskylä

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October 16 (Sunday) 13.00-17.00 (Helsinki), live

Project Campfire Catering. Discussions and actions that flow between art and science. 

Place: Harakka Island, Helsinki 

Organizers: Päivi Maunu and Mirimari Väyrynen

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October 21 (Friday) Time: 15.00-16.00 (Helsinki), 14.00-15.00 (CET), online

Book Launch: Social and Cultural Aspects of the Circular Economy

Contributors: Iris Borowy, Grace Harrison, Sabine Lettmann, Tariro Kamuti, Carlos Miret Fernandéz, Viktor Pál

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October 30 (Sunday) 18.00-19.00 (Helsinki), 9.00-10.00 (Idaho), online

Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Planet: Launching the New Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical-Environmental Humanities.

Scott Slovic, Swarnalatha Rangarajan, and Vidya Sarveswaran

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October 30 (Sunday) 10.00-11.30 (Helsinki), online

Small cogs of a big economy: how agricultural waste bristles and hair raised Soviet industry

Tetiana Perga, State Institution “Institute of World History of National Academy of Science of Ukraine”, Volkswagen Foundation Fellow, Heidelberg University, Germany

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October 31 (Monday) 15.30-16.30 (Helsinki) 14.30-15.30 (CET), online

Grounding Value in the Anthropocene: Online roundtable with organizers and authors

Simone Schleper, Maastricht University, Iva Pesa, University of Groningen, Dan Finch-Race, University of Bologna, Nicola Thomas, Lancaster University, Leo Steeds, University of Warwick, Anna Costantino, University of Greenwich, Somayyeh Amiri, Shahid Beheshti University, Alice Cunningham, Artist, Bristol

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November 1 (Tuesday) 16.00-17.00 (Helsinki) 14.00-15.00 (GMT), online

Walking in the Arctic: Personal Narratives 

Susana Hancock, University of Oxford, Elena Adasheva, Yale University

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November 2 (Wednesday) 16.00-17.00 (Helsinki) 14.00-15.00 (GMT), online

Roots in the past, branches in the Future. Indigenous Sacred Places and Decolonization of Environmental and Heritage Conservation  

Vesa Matteo Piludu, University of Helsinki 

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November 3 (Thursday) 15.00-16.30 (Helsinki) 14.00-15.30 (CET), online

Animals and/in Soviet Famines in Ukraine. Where Is an Animal in Famine Studies?

Iryna Skubii, Queen’s University, Darya Tsymbaliuk, University of St.Andrews, University of Cambridge

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November 7 (Monday) 14.00-15.00 (Helsinki), live

Social acceptance of emerging technologies – critical aspects for energy transitions

Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 224, Yliopistonkatu 3

Mariana Galvão Lyra, Lappeenranta University of Technology

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November 10 (Thursday) TBA, online

Living in the Wasteocene? Discards and the Culture of Waste in the 21st century (Part 2)

Iris Borowy, Shanghai University, Peter Wynn Kirby, University of Oxford, Viktor Pál

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November 11 (Friday) 16.00-17.00 (Helsinki) 15.00-16.00 (CET), online

Environmental History Text Collections Roundtable

Róbert Balogh, University of Public Service, Hungary

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November 15 (Tuesday), 14.00-15.30 (Helsinki), live

When bird-feeding became a problem in Helsinki. Birds, rats and the challenges of living in a multispecies city

Heta Lähdesmäki, University of Helsinki

Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 224, Yliopistonkatu 3

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October 18 (Tuesday) 14.00-15.30 (Helsinki), live

When bird-feeding became a problem in Helsinki. Birds, rats and the challenges of living in a multispecies city

Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 224, Yliopistonkatu 3

Heta Lähdesmäki, University of Helsinki

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November 16 (Wednesday) 18.00-19.30 (Helsinki), online

Energy(and)Humanities. Low-Carbon Research Methods Workshop

Kate Elliott, Alexandra Lakind, Inna Häkkinen

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November 18 (Friday) 12.00-13.30 (Helsinki), live

Green Karelia: National Parks and Ecotourism in the Republic of Karelia from the 1980s to the 2000s

Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 224, Yliopistonkatu 3

Alexander Osipov, University of Eastern Finland

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November 18 (Friday) 15.00-16.00 (Helsinki), online

The Human Coffee Room. Video and Seminar

Jes Hooper, Anthrozoologist, the University of Exeter, Meri Linna, Saija Kassinen, Harrie Liveart, Jonathan Salvage, University of Brighton

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November 23 (Wednesday) 15.00-21.00 (Helsinki), 09:00-15:00 (Toronto), online

The Language of Transition: A Podcast Series

Can transition, the now-familiar shorthand for environmental and energy change, fully account for the circumstances in which we now find ourselves, and the tasks ahead? Does transition, as a concept and a project, do justice to the situation we face? Or are we in desperate need of new ways of knowing and new ways of being: new epistemology, new ontology?

Organizers: Mark Simpson, Scott Stoneman, Imre Szeman, and Caleb Wellum

Contributors: Stacey Balkan, Darin Barney, Cara Daggett, Tommy Davis, Emily Eaton, Walter Gordon, Eva-Lynn Jagoe, Robert Johnson, Graeme MacDonald, Swaralipi Nandi, Penelope Plaza, Hiroki Shin, Allan Stoekl, Caleb Wellum, Jennifer Wenzel, Sarah Marie Wiebe, Rhys Williams, and Anna Zalik.

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November 24 (Thursday) 12.30-14.00 (Helsinki), live

A landscape remembered and remembering: Protecting the Bashkir sacred land through pilgrimages in Russia’s Muslim Urals

Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 224, Yliopistonkatu 3

Lili di Puppo, University of Helsinki 

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November 24 (Thursday) 14.00-15.30 (Helsinki), live

J. G. Granö’s Perception Of The Environment: Sensory Approaches to Landscapes in Western Mongolia

Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 224, Yliopistonkatu 3

Victoria Soyan Peemot, PhD Indigenous Studies, University of Helsinki 

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November 25  (Friday) 13.00-15.00 (Helsinki), online

Indian Animal Studies Collective: Towards Animal Subjectivities of Waste: Street Dogs and Urban Spaces 

Susan Harris, IIT Delhi, India; Anu Pande, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
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November 28 (Monday) 11.00-12.00 (Helsinki) 10.00-11.00 (CET), online

Human motivations and environmental development from a historical perspective

Gábor Koloh, Research Centre for Humanities, Institute of History, Hungary 

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November 29 (Tuesday) 15.00-18.00 (CET), live

Environmental Humanities Workshop with Péter Szabó, Czech Academy of Sciences

Faculty of Humanities, University of Ostrava

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November 30 (Wednesday) 9.00-18.15 (CET), online

Green Utopia Now! A Transdisciplinary Symposium on How to Deal with the Climate 

Ilenia Vittoria Casmiri, University of Ferrara, Manuel Sousa Oliveira, University of Porto / CETAPS, Sofia de Melo Araújo, P.PORTO / University of Porto / CETAPS / CITCEM / ILCML Filippo Magni, IUAV, Paola Spinozzi, University of Ferrara, Fátima Vieira, University of Porto / CETAPS

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December 13 (Tuesday) 11.30-13.00 (Tallinn), online

History of Environmentalism in Estonia Roundtable 

Ulrike Plath, Elle-Mari Talivee, Viktor Pál 

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Another male only panel? Women contributors currently are an estimated 59.6 per cent