Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene
June 29th – July 3rd 2020
1st NCHU Summer School for the Environmental Humanities in Asia
Human activities have propelled the Earth into a new geological epoch. This insight is encapsulated in the Anthropocene concept, which challenges us to explore the social and cultural dimensions of ecological change. The Anthropocene calls for new ways of imagining the relationship between humans and what we used to call “nature.” It forces us to think again about how human ways of life shape and are shaped by non-human others, and how our lives and those of other biological species are made possible by and in turn affect the abiotic forces of the Earth system.
This summer school will provide graduate students and early career researchers with an opportunity to engage these issues together with some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, and to present and discuss their own ongoing projects. We invite applications from all relevant disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, geography, history, journalism, literary studies, philosophy, and political science.
2020 Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene
National Chung Hsing University
145 Xingda Rd., South Dist., Taichung City 402, Taiwan (R.O.C.)