Teaching the Environmental Humanities: International Perspectives and Practices

Emily O'Gorman, Thom van Dooren, Ursula Münster, Joni Adamson, Christof Mauch, Sverker Sörlin , Marco Armiero, Kati Lindstrom, Donna Houston, Jose Augusto Padua, K Rigby, Owain Jones, Judy Motion, Stephen Muecke, Chia Chang, Shuyuan Lu , C. Jones, Lesley Green, Frank Matose, Hedley TwidleMatthew Schneider-Mayerson , Bethany Wiggin, Dolly Jorgensen

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This article provides the first international overview and detailed discussion of teaching in the environmental humanities (EH). It is divided into three parts. The first offers a series of regional overviews: where, when, and how EH teaching is taking place. This part highlights some key regional variability in the uptake of teaching in this area, emphasizing important differences in cultural and pedagogical contexts. The second part is a critical engagement with some of the key challenges and opportunities that are emerging in EH teaching, centering on how the field is being defined, shared concepts and ideas, interdisciplinary pedagogies, and the centrality of experimental and public-facing approaches to teaching. The final part of the article offers six brief summaries of experimental pedagogies from our authorship team that aim to give a concrete sense of EH teaching in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427–460
Number of pages34
JournalEnvironmental Humanities
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • environmental humanities
  • teaching
  • experimental pedagogies
  • interdisciplinary


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