Environmental Humanities mini-symposium

  • 30 November 2015

About the mini-symposium

C3NET – the Climate | Culture | Catastrophe Network – brings together scholars concerned with the human impacts of climate change and extreme environmental events in the past as well as in the present and future. C3NET is interdisciplinary and rooted in the Humanities.

In order to further awareness of the relationship between humans, societies and environments, we invite to an intimate and interdisciplinary one-day mini-symposium on the Environmental Humanities. With eminent keynote speakers Professors Carole Crumley and Steven Hartmann, this mini-symposium will showcase perspectives from the human and social sciences on the predicaments of climate, climate change and the environment on the eve of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference.

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This mini-symposium is free of charge and all food and drink will be provided - please join us.


Felix Riede

Professor with special responsibilities, research programme dire

Practical information

Practical information

Date: 30 November 2015
Place: AU Campus Moesgård Conference Room (4240-301)

Keynote speakers

Carole Crumley, Executive Director of the Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE) initiative

Steven Hartmann, Chair of the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES)

Supported by

The mini-symposium is sponsored by C3NET, the Materials, Culture & Heritage Research Programme and the School of Culture & Society.


Time Speaker Title
0930-1000 Morning coffee and light breakfast
1000-1015 Felix Riede Introduction - Palaeo|Environmental Humanities
1015-1115 Carole Crumley Constructing Collaborative Networks to Affirm the Past for the Future
1115-1145 Peter Thy & Gry Barfod The Younger Dryas Impact Theory Viewed From the Euphrates Drainage Basin of Northern Syria
1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1345 Steven Hartman Two Models of Academic Engagement in the Emerging Field of the Environmental Humanities
1345-1415 Matthias Heymann & Dania Achermann The Climate Change Dilemma: Big Science, the Globalizing of Climate and the Loss of the Human Scale
1415-1445 Alison Klevnäs Archaeology and Consumerism
1445-1515 Afternoon tea/coffee
1515-1545 Felix Riede, Christina V. Sørensen & Nathalia Brichet Tiny Catastrophes|Mild Apocalype: Toward an Environmental Archaeology of the Future
1545-1615 David Harvey Environmental Humanities, Dartmoor and the Devil: Myth, Reality and Revelation
1615-1645 Kristoffer Akselbo Present Stone
1615-1700 Discussion