Category: Student Research

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.

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”

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”

Contested Ecologies: Munich

By: Clemens Hufeld Munich is a beautiful city that has much to offer. It has the Oktoberfest, one of the world’s largest urban fairs, surfers in the middle of the city, beautiful landscapes in its vicinity, and a long tradition of urban life. The… Continue Reading “Contested Ecologies: Munich”

The Making of a Mountain: Constructing the Untersberg Mountain as a Contemporary Spiritual Destination

By: Robert Baumgartner While waiting for the train back to Munich at the end of our place-based workshop in Berchtesgaden National Park last summer, I browsed the local station bookshop’s section on local tourism, culture, and folklore. With the National Park becoming an ever more… Continue Reading “The Making of a Mountain: Constructing the Untersberg Mountain as a Contemporary Spiritual Destination”

Memorializing the Landscape: Walking the Stanza Stones Trail

By: Eveline de Smalen Preparing to take my sister out on a walk in the Yorkshire countryside, I looked at a map. The map, as it often is in these days of technological wonder, was an app that I have on my phone. I… Continue Reading “Memorializing the Landscape: Walking the Stanza Stones Trail”

Stimmenspur: Sound Trails in the English Garden

By Vera Kovacs Have you ever burst into tears when a song came on the radio that reminded you of a loved one lost? Have you ever avoided going a certain route or into a room in your house where you once had a… Continue Reading “Stimmenspur: Sound Trails in the English Garden”

The History of Munich’s Waste Management

This post by Christian Schnurr, a student of the RCC-LMU Environmental Studies Certificate Program, stems from his research conducted as part of the exhibition project “Ecopolis: Understanding and Imagining Munich’s Environments.” Unless otherwise indicated, images are courtesy of AWM. Source: AWM Festschrift. An opera about rubbish… Continue Reading “The History of Munich’s Waste Management”

Capturing the Environment

“Visualizing the Environment: Environmental Photography Workshop” By Sasha L. Gora This very blog is framed around the idea of seeing the woods, but what about photographing the woods? The common expression,“Can’t see the wood (or forest) for the trees,” communicates the sense of not… Continue Reading “Capturing the Environment”

ProEnviron Presents…

Workshop: Envisioning Environments—Visual Media for the Environmental Humanities By Arun Adhikari, Maximilian Feichtner, and Fabian Zimmer “And action!” Katie Ritson, the master of ceremonies for the evening, claps her hands. Gradually, people unglue from the buffet, where they have been busy chatting and grabbing drinks… Continue Reading “ProEnviron Presents…”