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Environmental Humanities in East Asia
February 16, 2022 – September 29, 2022
Organisation: Barbara Geilhorn
In this lecture series researchers from all disciplines of the humanities were invited to discuss pressing questions, recent trends and approaches in the upcoming field of environmental humanities. Topics included the damage/protection of our environment, ecocriticism, climate change, the relation between human beings, nature and other living beings. While the series focused on Japan, transnational perspectives in particular in comparison to other Asian countries were included too.
This series was part of the DIJ History and Humanities Study Group, a forum for scholars conducting research on modern and contemporary Japan.
Unearthing Multispecies Intellectual History: Minakata Kumagusu, Queer Nature and the Microbial Paradigm, 1887-1892
Eiko Honda, Aarhus University
Cultural Specificity & Planetary Thinking: Reading Ishimure Michiko's Final Work
Christine L. Marran, University of Minnesota
Toxic Food and Slow Violence in Japan’s Post-3/11 Literature
Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Nagoya University
Aidana Bolatbekkyzy, University of Oregon