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    Environmental Humanities in East Asia

    February 16, 2022 – ongoing

    Organisation: Barbara Geilhorn

    In this lecture series researchers from all disciplines of the humanities are invited to discuss pressing questions, recent trends and approaches in the upcoming field of environmental humanities. Topics include but are not limited to the damage/protection of our environment, ecocriticism, climate change, the relation between human beings, nature and other living beings. While the series focuses on Japan, transnational perspectives in particular in comparison to other Asian countries are highly appreciated.

    Join us to discuss these and further issues with internationally established and upcoming scholars! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most events are held online until further notice. This series is part of the DIJ History and Humanities Study Group, a forum for scholars conducting research on contemporary Japan. The events are open to all.


    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