The Greenhouse Centre for Environmental Humanities

The Greenhouse is an environmental humanities research centre at the University of Stavanger.

About us

The Greenhouse 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 create connections between academics, museums, special interest groups and the public who are interested in environmental issues.

Forthcoming events

Greenhouse online environmental humanities book talks series: "Climate Change and International History" by Ruth A. Morgan

Mon. 27.05.2024

10:00-11:00

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Greenhouse online environmental humanities book talks series: "Medieval Riverscapes" by Ellen F. Arnold

Mon. 03.06.2024

16:00-17:00

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Greenhouse online environmental humanities book talks series: "Captivity's Collections" by Kathleen S. Murphy

Mon. 10.06.2024

16:00-17:00

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News from The Greenhouse

The Osage, Automobility, and the Environment in Sundown (1934)

UiS post-doctoral researcher Daniel Bowman writes about John Joseph Mathews’s 1934-novel Sundown, and the use of automob...

The Greenhouse Centre’s permafrost expert invited to ‘first of its kind’ workshop in Paris

Charlotte Wrigley attends 'Thinking Through Permafrost' workshop

Animesh Chatterjee brings the Greenhouse and ICOHTEC in dialogue

Chatterjee elected on the Executive Committee of the International Committee for the History of Technology

The Mongoose on the Loose in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica

"A plague of weasels and ticks: animal introduction, ecological disaster, and the balance of nature in Jamaica, 1870–190...

The impermanence of permafrost: learning how to be discontinuous

"Earth Ice Bone Blood" by Charlotte Wrigley.

Researching the unnoticed connections between petroculture and cultural heritage

Professor Dolly Jørgensen has won funding to research the links between cultural heritage and petrocultures and their co...

Combining art and science in a film project on the ethical challenges of the Green Transition

The artist Hans Baumann has received a Fulbright-scholarship to spend four months at the University of Stavanger working...

Indigenous stories, and the weather in Calcutta: Two new Marie Curie postdoctoral fellows at The Greenhouse

The EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA) are an attractive and prestigious mobility award that give r...

The Greenhouse Green Transitions Fellows Blog

Reflections from the Green Transitions Fellows at The Greenhouse 2022

New research centre at UiS: The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse was established as a research group in 2017 and quickly distinguished itself worldwide as a leading prof...

Greenhouse Green Transitions Fellows 2022

In the fall of 2022, University of Stavanger welcomed 12 guest researchers and artists from across the world to engage w...

The Greenhouse: Events

Information about forthcoming and previous events

The Greenhouse: Current Research Projects

Information about our current research projects and research networks

AtHOME blog

The blog of the AtHOME project

AtHOME: Histories of animals, technological infrastructure, and making more-than-human homes in the modern age

How can we understand animals as being at home with human-built infrastructure?

Nuclear Nordics

Radioactive Waste Spatialities, Materialities and Societies in the Nordic Region, 1960s to 1990s

Back to Blood: Pursuing a future from the Norse Past

Why are Vikings and the Norse past increasingly popular?

The Norwegian Researcher School in Environmental Humanities (NoRS-EH)

NoRS-EH is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to reinforce and strengthen the contribution of Norwegian humaniti...

EnviroCitizen

Citizen Science for Environmental Citizenship

Research

Recent Publications

The Osage, Automobility, and the Environment in Sundown (1934)

UiS post-doctoral researcher Daniel Bowman writes about John Joseph Mathews’s 1934-novel Sundown, and the use of automob...

The Mongoose on the Loose in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica

"A plague of weasels and ticks: animal introduction, ecological disaster, and the balance of nature in Jamaica, 1870–190...

The impermanence of permafrost: learning how to be discontinuous

"Earth Ice Bone Blood" by Charlotte Wrigley.

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