In recent years, scholars across the globe covering a wide range of disciplines have come to believe that environmental challenges need to be addressed not solely – and perhaps not even primarily – from an engineering or a natural science perspective, but from a wider humanities based understanding and analysis of the relationship between humans and their environment.
WHAT WE DO
Research in the NYUAD eARTHumanities Initiative will feature projects and contributions by faculty members from a plethora of disciplines and fields. The initiative has also launched a collaboration with The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, (LMU Munich) with which it organizes annual scholarly workshops.
Open Dialogues will occur in courses across the disciplines covering a wide range of options for students. Students will be able to choose from a variety of disciplines by which to examine topics pertaining to the environment through the perspective of global literary traditions, philosophy, history, the social sciences, the sciences, creative writing and the arts.
Seminars, talks and other interactive events open to the wider community of Abu Dhabi will seek to advance meaningful common understandings of environmental justice, sustainability, the arts in the Anthropocene, as well as current perceptions and attitudes about the relationship between humans and nature.
View list of upcoming events.
City Environments around the Globe: A Multidisciplinary Research, Teaching and Exchange Project
A gallery from the Rachel Carson Center Conference (RCC) titled City Environments around the Globe that took place on the 10th and 11th of February, 2019.
Regional Academic Seminar to Nepal
NYUAD students enrolled in a class entitled “Reading the Earth” visited Nepal to study urbanization, as well as environmental and cultural conservation efforts there.
We interviewed Merita Dollman, a pioneer in the discourse of Heritage and Environment in Albania. She is a Professor at the University of Tirana in the Department of Geography who is focusing on studying, promoting, and protecting Albanian heritage, a relatively new and unexplored area of study. Check out our interview with her below.
Sophia Kalantzakos, Head of
Mark Swislocki, Associate Professor of History, NYU Abu Dhabi
Charles Siebert, Professor of Practice of Literature and Creative Writing, NYU Abu Dhabi
Yifei Lee, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
Andrew Bell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU NY