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Teaching Environmental Humanities


22.11.2019 at 09:00  – 23.11.2019 at 17:00 

Location: Rachel Carson Center, Munich

Conveners: Anna Antonova, Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch

Environmental humanities has grown rapidly as a field in the last decade. Its potential to contribute solutions to the global environmental crisis excites not only scholars and practitioners but also young people and students, from those already in university to those protesting for the future every Friday across the world. But this rising interest presents a new challenge: how should we teach environmental humanities? What pedagogies and practices will best prepare this engaged generation of global environmental citizens?

Having recently won support from the Volkswagen Stiftung's Hochschule der Zukunft initiative to develop new higher education programs in environmental humanities, the Rachel Carson Center is hosting the first of its kind workshop in Teaching Environmental Humanities this November. On November 22 and 23, more than twenty practitioners and scholars coming from four continents will gather at the Center. Over the course of both days, they will discuss best practices and shared challenges when teaching issues of environment and society at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This closed event marks the start of the Rachel Carson Center's development of a new cutting-edge teaching curriculum in the near future.

This event is not open to the public.