Anthropocene Romanticism: Ecopoetics in the light of things

On Monday, 12 March 2018, Professor Kate Rigby from Bath Spa University, UK and Monash University, Australia, will give an open lecture “Anthropocene Romanticism: Ecopoetics in the ‘light of things’” in the Greenhouse speaker series. We will be in Hulda Garborgs hus room R-218, 12:30-14:00. Professor Kate Rigby FAHA is Director of the Research Centre for Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa University and Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Melbourne). Her research lies at the intersection …

Environmental Archeology with Phil Buckland

Phil Buckland will give a lecture “Understanding past environments through digital environmental archaeology” on Monday, February 26 from 13-15, in R-218, Hulda Garborgs hus, University of Stavanger, in the Greenhouse speaker series. All are welcome! Environmental archaeology deals with the reconstruction of past environments and climates through the interpretation of proxy indicators such as fossil plant and insect remains. Most often, these reconstructions take the form of a written narrative, describing the past in terms of …

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, …

Ecocritical perspectives on children’s literature

Nina Goga, Professor of Children’s Literature at Høgskulen på Vestlandet in Bergen, will present “Økokritiske perspektiv på barnelitteraturen – landskap, dyr og planter” in our Greenhouse lecture series on 11 December 2017 at 12:30. The lecture will take place in Hulda Garborgs hus R-218. All are welcome to attend.  

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 of humans …

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.