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New Issue of RCC Perspectives: The Reverse of the Sublime

The Reverse of the Sublime: Dilemmas (and Resources) of the Anthropocene Garden, by Serenella Iovino

Taking her cue from an encounter with the Augmented Reality artist Tamiko Thiel and her eco-activist works, Serenella Iovino uses the garden as a lens to analyze the impacts of old and new forms of aestheticizing nature on the geology of our planet.

New Virtual Exhibition from the Environment and Society Portal

Communicating global environmental issues in new and exciting ways can lead to a better public understanding of academic research. In a new virtual exhibition, "Global Environments: A 360º Visual Journey," doctoral researchers of the ENHANCE Innovative Training Network (ITN) present their interdisciplinary projects through short, immersive videos, accompanied by analytical contextualization. These six videos and one multiple-screen video triptych, shot in different countries and ecosystems, aim to bring people closer to an in situ experience of global environments, their complexities, and our relationship to them.

The RCC Goes Bavarian!

With its wealth of alpine environments and cultural traditions, Bavaria calls to diverse audiences that are as rich as its own natural heritage.

Through a host of new projects rooted in sharing and comparing Munich, Bavaria, and the Alpine region, the RCC is celebrating the home of its German headquarters as well as strengthening its bonds with a consortium of partners from all over the world.

More information on RCC partners and projects is available here.

Syllabi in Environment and Society

This curated compilation of online syllabi on the interrelationship between environment and society provides a growing resource for teachers and students.

It reflects a diversity of scholarly approaches towards the reciprocal interrelationships between humans and their environment, from environmental history and humanities to the social and natural sciences.

We continually strive for geographical and cultural diversity and invite instructors to get in touch and tell us about favorite online resources. 

Unique Series on Seeing the Woods

On Seeing the Woods, we regularly publish pieces written by RCC fellows, students, visiting scholars, staff, as well as select external contributors.

Our various unique blog series feature a rich mix of topics: from the effervescent history of beer and the disquieting decline of insects, to the uses of environmental history, and toxicity and hopeful narratives—you're guaranteed to find something to reel you in!

For all the latest posts and more information, visit the blog here. Happy reading!

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