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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 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