Environmental Humanities

Research Centre for Environmental Humanities

How can humanities scholars, artists, writers, natural scientists and social scientists work with each other and with communities beyond academia to produce ethical, creative, historically informed and culturally sensitive responses to environmental problems?

About the Research Centre


The Environmental Humanities is a new interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field of research addressed to the cultural dimensions of today's pressing socio-environmental problems, such as resource depletion, environmental injustice, oceanic pollution and acidification, anthropogenic climate change, and escalating extinctions.

Fostering dialogue and debate across the disciplinary divides that separate the arts, humanities, 'social' and 'natural' sciences, Environmental Humanities examine the underlying socio-cultural assumptions, values, and practices that both shape, and are in turn shaped by, particular patterns of human interaction with beyond-human others and our physical environs.

The Bath Spa Research Centre for Environmental Humanities draws together scholars from across the University, including conservation biologists, geographers, anthropologists, philosophers, historians, literary critics, creative writers, film-makers, and visual and performance artists, in pursuit of new insights and creative responses in the face of deepening socio-environmental concerns and crises.

Photo and Art Credits

On this page

  • Beach tide art. Photo: Owain Jones
  • Children playing on wrecked cars in Kiribati. Photo: Sara Penrhyn Jones

Under "People"

  • Filming. Photo: Sara Penrhyn Jones

Under "Projects"

  • Children playing on wrecked cars in Kiribati. Photo: Sara Penrhyn Jones

Under "Events"

  • Mariele Neudecker, 400 Thousand Generations, 2009, Mixed media incl. steel, fibre-glass, water, salt. 55 cm x 113 cm x 153 cm (h).

Under "Research Strengths"

  • Kuwagasaki. Photo: Steven Vaughan

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