Unity College in Maine Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Humanities
Graduate Program, Environmental Humanities, University of Utah
Environmental Studies Doctoral Program, Antioch University
Environmental Humanities Initiative, Bucknell University
At the inauguration of this blog in the long-ago time of September, Keri Cronin and John Lane both raised important questions about what the environmental humanities are. So I decided to see what people were doing when they said they were doing the environmental humanities. After a cursory search on Google (all praise the name of our future overlords), I discovered a strong pattern in the entries above, which topped the list of “environmental humanities.” Whether on the undergraduate, masters, or doctoral level, it seems that these programs all assume that the environmental humanities are: interdisciplinary by nature; concerned with the environmental crisis and solutions to it; interested in a conversation between academia and political and legal institutions and processes; and dedicated to providing students with intellectual skills that can be applied in traditional scholarly pursuits, or in the professions and the world of activism.
I think that’s pretty gnarly. I’m from New Jersey, so I probably have no right to that word, but there it is. Dude!
If anyone knows of other programs in the environmental humanities, please let Planetary know.