GERMINATIONS: Conversations in Environmental Humanities with Latin America & the Caribbean

Speakers: Luciana Martins (Birkbeck, University of London), Michela Coletta (University of Warwick), Kasia Mika (Queen Mary University of London), Joanna Page (University of Cambridge), Jamille Pinheiro Dias (University of Manchester), Hanne Cottyn (University of York), Seila Fernández Arconada (independent artist-researcher UK/Spain), Xavier Ribas (University of Brighton), Louise Purbick (University of Brighton), Alejandro Valencia-Tobon (University of Manchester), Emilio Chapela (University of Plymouth)

Launch activity - 27 June 2022

Germinations is a series of online transdisciplinary conversations in environmental humanities engaging research with/from/relating to Latin America & the Caribbean. The institutionalisation of EH as a field has been largely an Anglo-Eurocentric endeavour. Yet research conducted or drawing from the region has a long history of engagement with environmental issues from interdisciplinary, intermodal, transcultural and translingual perspectives. This series of conversations aims to map the field of environmental humanities in Latin America & the Caribbean while opening up areas for future research and collaboration with the region and raising questions about the roots and affordances of the field. It aims to cultivate a space to explore environmental insights from scholarship and other research-based practices, such as curatorial and artistic work. Germinations will thus seek to give rise to discussions, methodologies, networks, and collaborations in environmental humanities with Latin America & the Caribbean.

The first conversation will consist of panels that initiate a sketching out of environmental humanities work being done in the UK and Ireland that engages with/is occurring in Latin America & the Caribbean, addressing some of the questions and themes that will underpin the series as a whole. Speakers will begin the conversation with 5-minute presentations/provocations, followed by a discussion. 

Emilio Chapela (University of Plymouth) will generate live an emerging map of environmental humanities relating to Latin America and the Caribbean as the conversation progresses.

Panel 1: What are emerging areas of environmental humanities that engage with Latin America & the Caribbean?
Panel 2: What are the methods that characterise research in environmental humanities that engages the region?

Introduction of GERMINATIONS

Event date: 27 June 2022

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