Environmental Humanities

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.

Dorthe Gert Simonsen, Associate Dean for Research and Impact

Green cross-faculty centres at the University of Copenhagen