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Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe

Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe

Objective

ENHANCE (Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe) will provide the first fully coordinated training programme for Environmental Humanities in Europe. It will train twelve early-stage researchers, joining three leading universities for environmental research––the University of Leeds, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm––with Europe's largest science and technology museum, the Deutsches Museum, and a further five Associated Partners from the private and third sectors.
ENHANCE aims to provide ESRs with the skills training to be at the forefront of a new generation of Environmental Humanities research, and to be employable in a range of careers including environmental consultancy, risk assessment, research and development, green business management, media and communications, and not-for-profit work (environmental and wildlife NGOs). Research and training will concentrate on three major research areas––natural disasters and cultures of risk, history of science and technology, and environmental ethics––and will address a series of core interlocking issues: wilderness and conservation; flooding and drought; waste, environmental justice, and environmental health.
ENHANCE offers a unique framework for bridging the arts and the sciences by training ESRs to integrate cutting-edge research across a range of Environmental Humanities subjects––from science and technology studies to history, literature, geography, and anthropology––with policy-oriented actions and cross-sector concerns. The training programme will offer ethical insights into contemporary environmental problems by addressing how these have occurred at different historical moments and across different cultures; how they have been represented in art, literature, film, historical archives, and the media; and how we might imagine and implement alternative environmental practices in a technologically empowered but ecologically endangered world.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Address

Woodhouse Lane
Ls2 9jt Leeds

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 093 151,52

Participants (3)

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LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 747 649,44

DEUTSCHES MUSEUM VON MEISTERWERKEN DER NATURWISSENSCHAFT UND TECHNIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 054 637,28

Partners (5)

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Water

Stiftung Bundnis Mensch und Tier

Sveriges Radio

Centro di Ricerca Rifiuti Zero

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642935

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    28 February 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 144 654,72

  • EU contribution

    € 3 144 654,72

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom