Category: Center Activities

Starhawk, Henry Vaughan, and the Environmental Imagination

By Zane Johnson
Times of widespread crisis often challenge conventional ways of being in and seeing the world. Sometimes these challenges take on a millenarian character, heralding the end of an epoch or the dawning of a new age.

Flows, Histories, and Politics of Pollution in Europe (17–20 Century)

Conference Report Dates: 28–29August, 2020. Organizers: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) Conveners: Andrei Vinogradov (RCC) and Professor Julia Herzberg (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München). The online workshop started with welcome remarks by the conveners, who outlined the key methodological framework of the event. Pollution… Continue Reading “Flows, Histories, and Politics of Pollution in Europe (17–20 Century)”

Under Another Sky

By Vidya Sarveswaran The Indian village of Piplantri celebrates the birth of every newborn girl by planting 111 trees. In her new film, Under Another Sky, RCC alumna Vidya Sarveswaren tells the story of the village, which has so far planted a quarter of… Continue Reading “Under Another Sky”

Urban Environments Initiative: Virtual Workshop Report: Spaces of Living in Transformation—In Times of Uncertainty

A residential view of Naples, Italy. Photo by Bertrand Gabioud via Unsplash By Carolin Maertens and Daniel Dumas The Urban Environments Initiative (UEI) is a collaborative venture between the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), the Technische Universität München (TUM), the University of Cambridge, and New York… Continue Reading “Urban Environments Initiative: Virtual Workshop Report: Spaces of Living in Transformation—In Times of Uncertainty”

Writing with Landscape—A Workshop with Laura Watts

By Martín Fonck, Saskia Brill & Noemi Quagliati “Stuff happens off camera, the pen only moves so fast, you can only sit in one chair, not all the chairs in all the room. This is good, honest objectivity because it has good, honest limits.… Continue Reading “Writing with Landscape—A Workshop with Laura Watts”

Opplevelser I Stavanger

(Adventures in Stavanger) In this mini series you can read about the experiences of Johanna Felber and Malin Klinski, candidates of the RCC’s Environmental Studies Certificate program, during an exchange program with the University of Stavanger in Norway. If you want to find out more about life in the land of… Continue Reading “Opplevelser I Stavanger”

Teaching Environmental Humanities

Workshop Report, 22–23 November 2019, Rachel Carson Center, Munich How should we teach a discipline that is still evolving? This question brought together more than 20 practitioners and scholars from five continents, all involved in teaching within the broad field of environmental humanities (EH).… Continue Reading “Teaching Environmental Humanities”

European Infrastructures and Transnational Protest Movements

Workshop Report (12–13 December 2019, Kerschensteiner Kolleg of the Deutsches Museum, Munich) This workshop was organized by RCC’s doctoral candidate Kira J. Schmidt and codirector Helmuth Trischler at the Kerschensteiner Kolleg of the Deutsches Museum as part of the project “Issues with Europe: A Network… Continue Reading “European Infrastructures and Transnational Protest Movements”

The Fridays for Future Movement in Spain

By Andreas Jünger Andreas Jünger is a candidate on the RCC’s Doctoral Program Environment and Society. The featured image above was taken by Andreas at the global climate strike in Seville on 15 March 2019. On 20 August 2018, a 15-year-old girl sat alone… Continue Reading “The Fridays for Future Movement in Spain”

Storytelling and Storyboarding Science: The Global Science Film Festival

by Malin Klinski As a student of the Rachel Carson Center’s Environmental Studies Certificate Program, I had the chance to go to Zurich from 15–18 November 2019 to attend the second Global Science Film Festival (which ran in parallel in Bern). This excursion was… Continue Reading “Storytelling and Storyboarding Science: The Global Science Film Festival”