Centre for Environmental Humanities

Exploring human-environment interactions in time and place

The Centre for Environmental Humanities is a group of scholars at the University of Bristol working on environmental issues from humanities perspectives.

We recognise that entangled in the environmental issues that face our global community are matters of human behaviour, beliefs, values, and structures; and that critical approaches to human-environment interactions past, present and future, are essential.

The Centre supports and promotes Environmental Humanities work taking place at Bristol. We host public lectures and research seminars; build links with external partners; and connect with other groups, Centres and individuals working on EH issues around the world.

We are a thriving research community with members from all career stages, from postgraduate to professor.


Wildscreen at UoB: Sixteen Legs screening + Q&A with director Niall Doran, 16 May, 5.30pm in Priory Road Lecture Theatre. 

Sixteen Legs is a nature documentary with a dark fantasy twist... an exploration of subterranean animal communities which have survived and evolved in extraordinary ways. It engages with the issue of species extinction, and focuses on ecosystems and animals that are not typically seen on screen. Following the screening, Dr Rachel Murray (an expert on insects in literature) will moderate a Q&A with director Niall Doran - a fantastic opportunity to find out more about wildlife filmmaking.

Book tickets here:


It is a pay-what-you-can event, with all proceeds going to the Bookend Trust.


Event: ‘Publishing in the Environmental Humanities’, with Rebecca Brennan (Routledge), 30 May, L8 (Arts Complex).

We welcome Rebecca Brennan, Commissioning Editor of the Routledge 'Environmental Humanities' series, to talk to us about the current publishing landscape, and answer any questions about publishing in the environmental humanities. 

1-2.30 General session, open to all.  

2.30-3.30 PGR session.

This is an excellent opportunity to find out practical information, and make a contact at a major publisher. Refreshments will be provided.

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