Crisis and Transition: Environmental Humanities in a Global World

Crisis and Transition: Environmental Humanities in a Global World

Course dates:
2 August, 2021 to 21 August, 2021
Fee:
EU/EEA citizens 7500 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 18,750 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Topics:
Art & Design, Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Thursday, 1 April, 2021
University:
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

It is becoming increasingly clear that “hard” science alone cannot solve the global environmental problems such as climate change, nature degradation, biodiversity loss etc. in a world where social practices and cultural values, traditions and imaginaries shape and frame the way people lead their lives, our concept of environmentally relevant and crisis-mitigating knowledge must be broadened. Ecological injustice, the interaction between people and new green and old “dirty” technologies, global systems of exchange of knowledge, cross-cultural translations of sustainability policies such as the UN SDGs as well as narratives about and aesthetic expressions of a global crisis are all aspects that call for investigations and solutions from the humanities.

In this summer school, we will investigate social and cultural aspects of the environmental crisis and sustainable transitions. Specifically, we will explore how methods and theories from the humanities can be mobilized to understand the crisis and facilitate sustainable transitions while at the same time taking into account the particular and varied local, regional and transnational manifestations of the environmental crisis.

Accommodation

Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Airbnb
Danhostel
Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).

Registration

Online application form

ECTS accreditation

Bachelor/Master level

15 ECTS

Contact information

gueststudents@hum.ku.dk