WHAT DO THE HUMANITIES have to do with the environment? As they are commonly understood, environmental problems are issues that manifest themselves primarily in the environment itself. Natural scientists research these problems and suggest solutions, aided by technology, economics, and policy; it was bioscientists who defined the modern usage of the concept of the environment … More Why Should Biologists Interested in the Environment Take the Humanities Seriously?
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT INTERSECTING trends in political, academic, and popular engagements with environmental issues, this paper concerns the development of environmental humanities as an academic field of inquiry, specifically in this new era many are calling the Anthropocene. After a brief outline of the environmental humanities as a field, we delimit four problems that currently … More Four Directions for the Environmental Humanities