Research Training Course: Advancing Theory and Method in the Environmental Humanities

This researcher training course is for younger researchers who work in any of the various disciplines that together compose the emergent field of the environmental humanities.

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The Sigtuna Foundation, Sigtuna, Sweden 14.10.2011 to 20.10.2011


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This intensive course aims to engage a plurality of perspectives from across the humanities, with input from the social sciences and hard sciences, in order to help expand the research horizons of younger researchers in the humanities. To this end the course seeks to foreground a range of theoretical questions and methodological approaches that help to frame and thereby define the research domain of the environmental humanities, particularly as it is developing in the Nordic countries.

Because this RTC is a pioneering event in the quest to build a functional community of environmental humanities researchers in the Nordic countries, the contrastive and inter/multidisciplinary dimensions of the RTC cannot be underscored enough. The course aims to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of developments in the wider field of the environmental humanities by showcasing ideas, approaches and/or theoretical frames they may not otherwise encounter in their home departments.

The RTC is being organized by The Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES), Division of History of Science and Technology, KTH, in partnership with the Sigtuna Foundation, Cemus, SALT and the Faculty of Humanities, Uppsala University. It is made possible through contributions from these partners and a grant from NordForsk.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2011

For more information about the course and how to apply, find the full call for applications on kth.se

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