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Critical Heritage and the Environmental Humanities text seminar, convenor

The theme of this text seminar is the intersection between critical heritage and the environmental humanities. As emerging fields of inter-disciplinary scholarship, both domains are asking new questions of traditional knowledge regimes: the environmental humanities ask ethical, cultural and historical questions of environmental science, seeking to formulate new capacity with which to meet emerging global challenges; similarly, critical heritage examines our relationship to cultural and historical formations as they are employed in contemporary circulation. At the intersection of these fields is a question of how our framing of the past determines the way in which we understand and interact with the environment into the future. How do we negotiate an approach to environmental issues through the use (and appropriation) of heritage? How do we configure the past to resist or encourage change? How do we understand and occupy ‘place’ as an historical accumulation? Within this nexus, these and other broad ranging questions reach towards new understandings of how to live in a rapidly changing world.

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Christine Hansen, Researcher in Environmental Humanities

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