The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse

An environmental humanities initiative at the University of Stavanger
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UiS Auditorium podcast on environmental humanities

In September 2017, Finn Arne Jørgensen and Dolly Jørgensen participated in the UiS Auditorium podcast series with a conversation about environmental humanities. You can find the whole podcast here: http://nettop.guru/wordpress/auditorium-uis-28-september-2017/ I hovedsak er det ingeniører og teknikere som har forsket på klima- og miljø-utfordringer. Men i september lanserte professorene Finn Arne Jørgensen og Dolly Jørgensen The Greenhouse, et prosjekt for humanistisk miljøforskning ved UIS. Hva kan en litteraturviter eller filosof bidra med i miljøforskningen? Blant annet …

Anthropocene Art? Guest lecture with Katja Kwastek

On January 18, 2018, from 13:30-14:30, The Greenhouse arranges a guest lecture with Katja Kwastek at Stavanger Art Museum. This talk will discuss works of contemporary art which strive to disentangle and make graspable the complex interrelations of environmental, social, and technological processes of what has been called the Anthropocene, to denote the geological epoch in which humans have started leaving irreversible traces on our planet. Artists to be discussed are Femke Herregraven, Angela Melitopoulos, …

Putting the human into a sustainable campus

Finn Arne and Dolly Jørgensen, as founders of The Greenhouse, presented the opening talk at a miniseminar on Sustainable Campus Development put together by Statsbygg (the owner of campus buildings) and the UiS Forskningsnettverket for miljøvennlig energi (Research Network for Alternative Energy). Their talk stressed that we need to have three things to make a successful sustainable campus initiative: Lesbarhet (legibility) Grønn medborgerskap (green citizenship) Medskapelse (co-creation) The legibility part has to do with how environmental actions, …

Greenhouse at Fagdag 2017

At Fagdag 2017 on the UiS Campus on November 14th, a number of Greenhouse participants presented their research for more than 450 teachers. The most environmental humanities-related were Dolly Jørgensen, who presented on “Da pingvinene kom til Norge: Den norske imperialismens miljøhistorie” and Frode Skarstein who talked about “Digitale hjelpemidler i naturfagundervisning.”   In addition, Finn Arne Jørgensen presented on “Hvordan lese en million bøker: Nye historiske forsknings metoder i en digital tidsalder,” Eva Jakobsson discussed …

Lecture: Libby Robin, Environmental Humanities and Climate Change

The Greenhouse lecture series will continue November 22, 14:00-15:30, in Hulda Garborgs hus R-354 with the lecture: Environmental Humanities and Climate Change by Professor Libby Robin   The task of reconceptualising planetary change for the human imagination calls on a wide range of disciplinary wisdom. The Environmental Humanities is not so much a new discipline or method, as a fresh combination of humanistic perspectives. Since the 1970s a range of humanities sub-fields, such as environmental …

Workshop: Local museums and global environmental challenges

The Greenhouse and Stavanger Museum are arranging a workshop for museum professionals and academics in conjunction with Professor Libby Robin’s Stavanger visit. The workshop will take place on November 21, 2017.   Register by November 14 using the following link to Eventbrite.   The Anthropocene, the geological age in which humans have radically changed the natural world, is not just an issue for the natural sciences. The environmental challenges facing the Earth in this age …

First lecture in Greenhouse Series

Our first guest lecture in the Greenhouse series will be Professor Sverker Sörlin (KTH Stockholm), who will discuss his new book Antropocen. En essä om människans tidsålder. The talk is Monday, 16 October, 18-19:30 at the Archeological Museum in Stavanger city center. The talk will be in Swedish. A full announcement with abstract in Norwegian is available for download.  

Launching The Greenhouse

Welcome to the official launch of The Greenhouse, the environmental humanities initiative at University of Stavanger. We will meet in Hulda Garborgs hus at the UiS campus, room HG P-220, on Friday, September 22, 12:30-14:00. The program will be: Welcome message by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education, Elaine Munthe Short talk by Greenhouse co-director Finn Arne Jørgensen, “Humanistisk miljøforskning for en ny verden” Short talk by Greenhouse co-director Dolly Jørgensen, “Environmental …

Beaver history on NRK

Professor Dolly Jørgensen appeared on the NRK live broadcast television program Sommeråpent on 8 August 2017. The broadcast was at Nelaug train station in Åmli kommune. Dolly has worked on the history of beavers in Norway and Sweden and Åmli holds a special place in that history because all beavers in Scandinavia originate from there. She had the chance on the program to introduce this history, as well as the historical use of beaver products. …