EVENT: Theorising Research Ecologies? An Environmental Humanities Symposium

Seminar Room H204 (and online), UCD Humanities Institute, 9:00 – 17:00 (IST), Thursday 11th April, University College Dublin.  

How can the environmental humanities expand to consider ‘research environment’ as a form of environment? How do factors such as location, networking, and digital space matter to the environmental critic? Does turning a critical lens to our laptops, desks, or travel choices augment or hinder our practice? This event showcases current Environmental Humanities research, advancing the field in new place-based and politically engaged directions.  

Speakers: Michelle Bastian (University of Edinburgh); Sam Solnick (University of Liverpool); Éireann Lorsung (University College Dublin); Patrick Brodie (University College Dublin); Lisa Otty (University of Edinburgh); Ellen Rowley (University College Dublin).

Free to attend in-person or online: https://forms.gle/sosgTjEqXiSr8ueS9

Event webpage: https://www.ucd.ie/artshumanities/research/news/theorisingresearchecologiesanenvironmentalhumanitiessymposium11thaprilh204ucdhumanitiesinstitute/ 

This event is a collaboration between MARBEFES (Ashley Cahillane) and Cultural Imaginaries of Just Transitions (Treasa DeLoughry). 

The event will provide ideas and networking to feed into the Biennial Conference for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI), which will be held at the University of Galway, 9th, 12th – 14th of August 2025. 

Funded by the UCD Humanities Institute, the UCD Earth Institute, and UCD College of Arts and Humanities. Email ashley.cahillane@ucd.ie for details.