Did you know?
The Rachel Carson Center in Munich has launched an initiative to evaluate the potential of national and international study programs within the Environmental Humanities. BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg was represented in this initiative with the workshop 'Teaching Environmental Humanities' offered by Prof. Astrid Schwarz.
The workshop was hold from 22-23. November 2019 in Munich:
Environmental Humanities has grown rapidly as a field in the last decade. Its potential to contribute solutions to the global environmental crisis excites not only scholars and practitioners but also young people and students, from those already in university to those protesting for the future every Friday across the world. But this rising interest presents a new challenge: how should we teach environmental humanities? What pedagogies and practices will best prepare this engaged generation of global environmental citizens?
Having recently won support from the Volkswagen Stiftung’s Hochschule der Zukunft initiative to develop new higher education programs in environmental humanities, the Rachel Carson Center is hosting the first of its kind workshop in Teaching Environmental Humanities this November. On 22 and 23 November, more than twenty practitioners and scholars coming from four continents will gather at the RCC. Over the course of both days, they will discuss best practices and shared challenges when teaching issues of environment and society at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This closed event marks the start of the RCC’s development of a new cutting-edge teaching curriculum in the near future.