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.


8 February

4pm, Research Seminar,

Dr Steven Gray (Portsmouth), ‘A Menagerie Afloat: Naval Animals and the Exotic Imagination at the Turn of the Twentieth Century’

LR2, 43 Woodland Road

Drinks and nibbles to follow

6 February


5.30 – 7pm Film Screening

Chasing Coral (2017, dir. Jeff Orlowski)

Staff and student event. Free tickets via Eventbrite

13 February

(Historical Studies Departmental Seminar)

3.15 – 5pm, Research Seminar

Dr Lucy Donkin (Bristol), ‘Earth and Ore: Materialising

Transalpine Relationships on the Eve of the Reformation’

LT3, Arts Complex

22 February

6-7.30pm, Public Lecture:

Professor Vinita Damodaran (Sussex), ‘Historical climate vulnerability in South Asia: Droughts, Floods, Famines and Cyclones’ 

Free tickets via Eventbrite

The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building

Wine reception to follow

8 March


4-6pm, Film Screening


Public event

21 March

4pm roundtable discussion:

Dr James Castell, Prof. Keir Waddington, Prof.  Martin Willis (Cardiff ): The Cardiff ScienceHumanities initiative and interdisciplinary working in the Environmental Humanities

Arts Complex G77A

Drinks and nibbles to follow

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