The Greenhouse at Forskningsdagene

The Greenhouse was well represented at the Research Days (Forskningsdagene) in Stavanger for 2019. The theme for 2019 was environmental: “Miljøklemma”. Forskningsdagene at UiS opened on September 18, with a panel debate in the University Library titled “Markedet tar livet av planeten vår. På tide med et nytt økonomisk system?” (“The market is taking away the life of our planet. Is it time for a new economic system?”) Participants were: Dolly Jørgensen, Oluf Langhelle, Ragnar …

Talk on Climate Trauma

Stef Craps from Ghent University will present his talk “Climate Change Fiction and the Trauma of the Future” on Wednesday, October 2, 14:00-15:30, in Hulda Garborgs hus N-203/204. All are welcome. Abstract: The increasing visibility of climate change and scientists’ alarming warnings about it are taking a toll on people’s mental well-being. This paper surveys the culturally resonant repertoire of new coinages that have emerged in recent years to name and communicate environmentally induced distress. …

From Cognitive Narratology to Empirical Ecocriticism

Alexa Weik von Mossner, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria, will be presenting ““From Cognitive Narratology to Empirical Ecocriticism: Exploring Empathy and Emotion in Environmental Narrative” on Friday 27 September 2019, 14:00-15:30 in HG N-105. In her talk, Weik von Mossner will argue for the value of combining cognitive eco-narratology with empirical research in the investigation of environmental narratives and the effects they might have on readers. By way of …

Homo aquaticus

Join us for our second a Greenhouse seminar series lecture of the fall on Thursday, September 19, 2019, 13-14:30 in HG N-203/204. Professor Helen Rozwadowski will be sharing her research with us with “Homo aquaticus, evolution and knowing the ocean in the 1960s“. Abstract Knowledge of the ocean has derived in part from humans’ physical experience on, in and alongside it. Involvement of human bodies in creating knowledge about the undersea environment intensified beginning in 1949, …

Brilliant and broken bodies

Andy Flack, Lecturer in Modern and Environmental History at University of Bristol, will be joining us for our Greenhouse seminar series on Tuesday, September 17, 10-11:30, HG N-103. He will be giving a talk entitled “Brilliant and broken bodies: Environmental history through a (dis)ability lens”. All are welcome to attend. Abstract In recent years, environmental historians have turned towards an array of marginalized human identities. Gender, class, race, indigeneity – among others – have provided ways of …

Packaged nature & technology

Greenhouse co-director Finn Arne Jørgensen will be giving a public lecture on Thursday, 12 September, 18-19:30 at the Stavanger maritime museum titled “Natur på boks”. He will be presenting the manifold images of nature – from birds to beavers, mountains to seas – included on the labels of sardine/brisling cans produced in Stavanger. He will discuss how nature was deployed as a symbol of quality for the 20th-century consumer.

Weekly lunches have begun

The Greenhouse has a weekly lunch get together every Thursday beginning at 12 in the Greenhouse Library on the 2nd floor of the old part of the Hulda Garborgs hus on UiS campus. For the Fall 2019 semester, lunches will be held from September 5 through December 12 (no lunch during høstlov on October 10). It’s a casual get-together where you get to meet other people interested in the human dimensions of environmental issues working …

Green Day 2019

The Greenhouse will be participating in the university-wide Grønn dag (Green Day) on September 17th. The event takes place in Arne Rettedal hus from 11:00 to 15:00 and features booths from various campus and local organisations involved in environmental issues. See the website for more details.