Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

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Our Mission
Our mission is to advance research and discussion concerning the interrelationship between humans and nature. We contribute to public and scholarly debates about past transformations and future challenges in environment and society. Our work harnesses the interpretative power of the humanities (and social sciences) to contextualize technologies, economies, and policies.

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By bringing together scholars who work in various disciplines and national contexts, and communicating the results of their research, the RCC aims to internationalize the environmental humanities and to raise its profile as a globally significant and growing field.

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  • RCC Ethics Committee


    The RCC has maintained an ethics committee since 2015. This committee advises on ethical issues at the Center and can also consult on ethics issues in research projects. more