The Eco-Humanities Research Group aims to bring the perspectives of the humanities to bear on the multiple interlocking ecological and existential crises of our time. We are a group of scholars from across and beyond the humanities disciplines (including English, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Classics, Government and Politics, Archaeology, Music and Digital Humanities) whose work is concerned with climate and biodiversity crisis and with their far-reaching implications for values, ideologies, identities, and symbolic systems. Together, we explore how our work in the humanities can help individuals and communities, including communities of researchers in the natural and social sciences, to navigate the growing conceptual, emotional, ethical and other demands of contemporary ecological crises. We also consider the place of critical ecological awareness within humanities education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and within transdisciplinary research. 



Public lecture series: online, 5-6.30 pm, first Thursday of every month from December 2021, full schedule tbc



Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Department of German

Crystal Addey, Department of Classics

Patrick O'Donovan, Department of French

Laurence Davis, Department of Government and Politics

Anaïs Nony, Department of French

Kian Mintz-Woo, Department of Philosophy

Ben Gearey, Department of Archaeology

James Smith, School of English and the Digital Humanities

Maureen O'Connor, Department of English

Silvia Ross, Department of Italian


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