The York Environmental Humanities Network
Established May 2017, with its inaugural meeting held on 31st May, the York Environmental Humanities network is an interdisciplinary group of researchers, united by a passion to explore and discuss issues interweaving environment and society. Founded by Dr Ben Garlick (York St John University) and Dr Debbie Maxwell (University of York), the group aims to straddle both of York’s universities, as well as extending its membership to those outside of the academy, providing a fora for new research collaborations, conversations and events that aim to promote research that in some way seeks to unite social sciences, humanities and natural sciences scholarship on the environment. Our current members have backgrounds in geography, digital media and design, art history, english literature, theology, ecological science, archaeology, creative writing and more…
If you would like to find out more about the research group, or be added to our mailing list to hear details about upcoming events and meetings (usually down the pub, involving discussion around a reading), then please drop me a line! I’d be happy to help you out.
For an excellent overview of the ‘Environmental Humanities’ as a research area, I suggest you check out this short piece in the open access journal Environmental Humanities, first published in 2012.