Environmental Humanities

Matt Henry

How environmental humanities is changing the renewable energy conversation

ASU alumnus breaks down just energy transitions and the future of environmental justice In September, the Department of Energy released the Solar Futures Study, outlining the Biden administration’s efforts to tackle climate change

Tiffany King

Feb 18: Black and Indigenous Relations of Doing and Being

Author Tiffany King will present the 2021 Environmental Humanities Initiative Distinguished Lecture, a keynote address of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (ISSRNC) Conference.

Elizabeth Hoover

Video: Environmental Humanities Initiative distinguished lecture with Elizabeth Hoover

A recording of the Environmental Humanities Initiative’s 2020 distinguished lecture with Elizabeth Hoover is now available, along with a video of the lecture discussion, at the Institute for Humanities Research YouTube channel.

Carol Anderson

Wednesday: Teaching in the Wake of Racial Violence with Carol Anderson

All are invited to attend a conversation with acclaimed historian Carol Anderson, human and civil rights advocate, expert on African American history and 20th-century politics and the author of the critically-acclaimed “White Rage.” The event is sponsored by ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research.

Antiracist Resources curated by the IHR

A list of antiracist resources is now available on the Institute for Humanities Research website for use in humanities courses and for the community.

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Project Humanities launches new podcast club

Next discussion: June 18. “Talking, Listening and Podcasting with ASU Project Humanities” is a new series that invites individuals to experience a podcast independently, then come together to talk about and learn from it.

New online magazine ‘Transformations’ explores role of change

ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative launched its latest venture to explore the power of transformative experiences in an online magazine called Transformations, which features powerful, personal essays.

ASU Environmental Humanities Initiative is partner in Global Humanities Institute grant

The Environmental Humanities Initiative of the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University is collaborating with the University of Texas Humanities Institute in a grant awarded by the Consortium of Humanities Centers

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

After 50 years of Earth Day, ASU environmental experts see shift to grassroots activism

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, attitudes in the United States concerning environmentalism have gradually evolved from a focus on addressing pollution to a focus on protecting and nurturing

Envisioning the Future story contest

ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative, in collaboration with the Global Futures Laboratory, has extended the deadline to May 19 for the “Envisioning the Future” story contest. Winning entries earn cash prizes.

Envisioning the Future story contest

Contest Details We live in an era of rapid societal and environmental changes. Arizona State University’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative wants to know: how do you envision the future? The initiative,

Joni Adamson

President’s Professor leads first international discussion about the best ways to teach environmental humanities

Arizona State University Department of English President’s Professor Joni Adamson, an internationally renowned professor in environmental humanities and director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global