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The Greenhouse

An environmental humanities initiative at the University of Stavanger

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Dolly Jørgensen, professor Finn Arne Jørgensen, professor

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The Greenhouse is an environmental humanities research initiative at the University of Stavanger. It supports a growing community of academics who use history, literature, media, religion, philosophy and art to understand how people relate to nature and the environment. As an intellectual meeting place, we want to creat connections between academics, museums, special interest groups and the public who are interested in environmental issues.

In the same way as plants sprout and grow in a greenhouse, the Greenhouse is a place where researchers can be grow and contribute to society. Researchers in The Greenhouse are challenged to become leaders in positive, knowledge-based changes to the environment. As a metaphor, The Greenhouse reminds us that we are sitting in a planetary greenhouse which is at risk of overheating. Research carried out in The Greenhouse takes up this and other environmental issues from a humanistic perspective with a view to engaging a broader public in these issues.

The Greenhouse represents both the environment as an object of study and the ways to cultivate a scholarly environment to study it. The environment exists at the junction of nature, technology, and social structures. Research in the Greenhouse also sits at this intersection, drawing on a variety of disciplines to grow new academic and social connections with nature.

All environmental humanities are welcome within the Greenhouse initiative. The current members are particularly strong in the interplay of nature and technology in making environments, the role of the digital in creating new natures, the use of history in framing environmentalist action, and posthuman/more-than-human worlds.

The Greenhouse cultivates environmental humanities research at the University of Stavanger and aims to shape the future of environmental humanities by creating research projects, actively pursuing funding for guest researchers, and by developing workshops, conferences and other events to promote environmental humanities.

Research

Greenhouse Environmental Humanities Book Talks

We started the Greenhouse Environmental Humanities Book Talk Series in March 2020 as part of our response to COVID and keeping the community together. Now the Book Talk has become the go-to resource for the latest in environmental humanities scholarship. Each talk takes place with a live audience on a digital platform and afterward the recordings are available for viewing on our website. You can go to the pages about each talk, which includes the recorded video for previous talks and provides links for the upcoming talks. Everyone is welcome to join the live talks.

Greenhouse Environmental Humanities Book Talks

Call for applications (internal)

Green Transitions Workshops

As part of the Greenhouse Green Transitions 2022 Program, we invite applications from UiS employees – at any career stage – to organize a workshop within the broad theme of green transitions. See the link above for further details.

Studenter ser på en forelesning

Call for applications

Greenhouse Green Transitions Fellows

The Greenhouse environmental humanities group at the University of Stavanger is organizing a year-long program in 2022/23 on Green Transitions seen through the lens of the environmental arts and humanities. The keystone of the program is an international art/science workshop leading to a book and exhibition on Green Transitions, paired with scholar and artist residencies in Stavanger.

Members of The Greenhouse meet in the Greenhouse library

PROSJEKT

EnviroCitizen: Citizen Science for Environmental Citizenship (2020-2024)

Envirocitizen is a Horizon 2020-funded project that is researching how to encourage environmental citizenship through engagement with citizen science. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 fund.

EnviroCitizen logo
Prosjekt

Nuclear Nordics (2021-2024)

Nuclear Nordics explores the history of radioactive waste within the Nordic region from the 1960s to the late 1990s. Focusing on the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle, the project analyses the transnational implications of radioactive waste within and between environments, societies, and technologies. This project is funded by the Research Council of Norway, International Mobility Grant (324293). placed at The Greenhouse at the University of Stavanger and at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Nuclear waste stored in yellow barrels piled in a heap.
(c) Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH

Prosjekt

Back to Blood (2020-2024)

This project maps how and explains why current concerns of sustainability, identity and citizenship lead to increasing cultural and spiritual demand for Vikings and the Norse past, and examines the consequences of various cultural actors supplying that demand. This project is funded by the Research Council of Norway's FRIPRO-programme.

Vikingleir om kvelden (c) Lasse Norlemann Mathiesen
Viking camp in the evening (c) Lasse Norlemann Mathiesen

Prosjekt

Prehistoric Paradigms of 'Animalised' Art from Modernist Visions of Utopia to Post-History (2021-2023)

This project is funded by the EU MSCA IF 2019 program. It explores the relationship between avant-garde art , its prehistoric precursors, and contemporary inheritors to highlight the image of the animal in the history of art and archaeology, and to challenge anthropocentric assumptions underlying traditional research.

Fasaden til Arkeologisk museum, UiS.

prosjekt

Locative Technologies and the Human Sense of Place (2019-2023)

Locative Technologies aims to show how people have historically navigated in nature and what that means for their relationship to nature. It examines how modern locative technologies appear to be cutting us off from nature, and considers whether the format of the locative technology affects our sense of place and relationship to nature. This project is a collaboration between the University of Stavanger and the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. It is funded by the Research Council of Norway's FRIPRO-programme.

prosjekt

Beyond Dodos and Dinosaurs (2018-2023)

This project examines how the history of species extinction and species recovery has been remembered and displayed publicly in nature-focused museums from the nineteenth century to the present day. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway's SAMKUL-programme.

Prosjekt

Wildsmoke: Forest Fire and Our Senses in the North, 1911-1961 (2021-2022)

Wildsmoke is funded by the EU MSCA IF 2019 programme. Wildsmoke examines the history of transient wildfire smoke in the northern hemisphere as part of past and continuing environmental change. The project traces smoke across political and disciplinary borders. It implicates national and regional climate change policy, especially issues of social equity and environmental justice in areas of Europe most affected by smoke seasons.

Brannmenn i røyk

Prosjekt

Red and White: The Globalization of Wine in the Anthropocene (2020-2022)

Red & White is funded by the EU MSCA IF 2019 programme. It asks how science and technology have been leveraged to expand the wine industry globally in the 20th and 21st centuries and how that has shifted the taste of the wines as the climate warms.

Mennesker som skåler

PROSJEKT

Greening the Poles (2017-2022)

The central research focus of Greening the Poles is simple: when, why, and how did the polar regions go from being harsh spaces from which fragile people needed to be protected, to being fragile spaces in need of active management and protection from human agents? And do these two visions to some extent co-exist? It is funded by the European Research Council Horizon 2020 programme (starting grant #716211) and led by Peder Roberts.

Prosjekt

Extinction as Cultural Heritage (2018-2021)

This project is funded through the Joint Programming Initiative for Cultural Heritage, an EU-funded initiative. It explores how cultural heritage institutions can engage with species extinction and recovery of species threatened by extinction. The project investigates how the human-nature entanglements of contemporary extinction can be placed into cultural contexts within museum and art gallery exhibitions.

SAMARBEID

Norwegian Researcher School in Environmental Humanities (NoRS-EH) (2019-2025)

NoRS-EH is a national school for research into the environmental humanities. The school is a cooperative venture between NTNU Trondheim, the Univerisity of Agder, the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo, and the University of Stavanger. It is funded by The Research Council of Norway's Scheme for National Researcher Schools.

Her fra Greenhouse biblioteket i Hulda Garborgs hus

NETTVERK

Asia-Norway Environmental Storytelling Network (ANEST) (2020-2023)

Asia-Norway Environmental Storytelling Network (ANEST) explores how knowledge and values related to the environment are disseminated and negotiated through stories in a wide variety of genres. This interdisciplinary cooperation between Norwegian and Asian researchers makes it possible to compare and contrast environmental stories in different cultural contexts. The project is financed by The Research Council of Norway's INTPART-programme.

foto : Finn Arne Jørgensen

NETTVERK

BRIGHT: Bringing Research in Green Humanities into Teaching

The BRIGHT network was established in 2018 as a NordPlus Higher Education Network. Its goal is to envcourage and support cooperation on integrating the environmental humanities into existing first and second level teaching in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The network is financed by Nordplus and The Greenhouse.

Directors

Professor
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Professor i historie
51833687
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages

Researchers and project staff

Førsteamanuensis
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Førsteamanuensis
Faculty of Performing Arts

Avdeling for jazz, dans, PPU og musikkproduksjon
Førsteamanuensis
51831315
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Rådgiver
51831258
HG Q-246
Faculty of Arts and Education

Faculty Administration UH
Professor
51832514
HL A-218
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Førsteamanuensis
51833469
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Education and Sports Science
Førsteamanuensis
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Førsteamanuensis
51831543
Faculty of Health Sciences

Department of Caring and Ethics
Professor
51831639
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Professor
51831527
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Professor
51831349
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Instituttleder
51831508
Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Media and Social Sciences
Førsteamanuensis
51831286
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Education and Sports Science
Professor
51832601
Museum of Archaeology

Department of Exhibitions and Public Engagement
Førsteamanuensis
51831356
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Førsteamanuensis
51833021
HG O-237
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Førsteamanuensis
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Professor
Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning
Instituttleder
51834149
Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Social Studies

Postdoctoral Researchers

Postdoktor
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Postdoktor
51831176
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Postdoktor
Museum of Archaeology

Department of Exhibitions and Public Engagement
Postdoktor
51831445
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Postdoktor
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Visiting postdoctoral resercher
Faculty of Social Sciences
Postdoktor
51831404
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages

PhD Researchers

Stipendiat
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Stipendiat
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Early Childhood Education
Stipendiat
51831270
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Stipendiat
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
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Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Stipendiat
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Stipendiat
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Stipendiat
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Stipendiat
Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages