Environmental Humanities

This interdisciplinary group focuses on exploring the complex inter-relationship between societies and the environment, in the past and present. Addressing questions about climate change, environment and health, human-animal relations, among others, research in this theme draws together theory and methods from the humanities, social and natural sciences. Work in this theme includes:

  • The implications of natural disasters, climate variability, extreme and mundane weather on societies
  • Perceptions of healthy and unhealthy environments
  • The influence of environmental factors and animals on human health
  • The management of environments and animals to ensure better health outcomes
  • Fears and perceptions of zoonotic diseases
  • Caring for animals and environments
  • One Health/One Medicine
  • Environmental Histories