CApE’s aim is to draw on the humanities’ great reservoirs of knowledge of ethics, imagination, and cultural values to respond to the imminent crisis.
The current environmental crisis calls for transformation of numerous aspects of our lives – from societal organisation to individual practices. Environmental humanities provide crucial knowledge about the structures of everyday lives and the resources needed to make human behaviour sustainable.
From research on values, communication, and cultural practices to historical traditions, belief systems, and aesthetics, the humanities collaborate to ensure popular engagement, green education, and new visions for a sustainable future.
The environmental crisis is anthropogenic. It is created by human activities, and it needs to be solved through human agency as well. To innovate and embrace sustainable lifestyles, we need comprehensive green solutions: social, cultural, and technological.
Cattle Crossroads - Researching Danish livestock production for the future
This project explores ways to envision and generate a new research basis for a future green livestock production in Denmark.
WASTE: Consumption and Buddhism in the age of garbage
The project includes six ethnographic studies that explore the generation of, sorting, and caring for waste in five Buddhist communities in India, Nepal, Japan, Bhutan, and the Christmas Islands.
Art and earth
The research cluster traces material entanglements of art and earth in the shadow of the Anthropocene.
Engerom Environmental Humanities Group
Forum for research in green thinking and transition, ecocriticism, and sustainability within European, Ibero American, and American language and culture studies.
Sustainability and culture
The research group is an interdisciplinary collaboration which allows different research fields to meet and inspire each others in their approach to sustainability research.
There is no there there: Ecologies of erasure in rural Denmark
Comparing Concepts of the Environment
Seminar on literature and the environment
Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action
Global sustainable development is only achievable on a collective, local scale. [...] Taking part, however, requires comprehension, the provisioning of which, through education, must therefore be at the forefront and centre of all future endeavours.