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Spotlight is a portal for information regarding conferences, exhibitions, publications and related opportunities in Gothenburg, across Sweden and around the world. To have a notice posted in Spotlight contact us here.

Special call for support to research within human and social sciences

The marine and maritime profile of the University of Gothenburg is strong and includes a broad range of research areas, although the majority of researchers are natural scientists. Sea and Society aims to strengthen the marine profile further by support to transdisciplinary research, but in order to build coalitions across disciplines some marine and maritime research needs to expand. To encourage GU researchers in humanities and social science to do more research related to coasts and oceans, Sea and Society now launches a special call for funding research projects in marine social science and humanities, or in transdisciplinary research with the main part being social science or humanities. Read more here

British Animal Studies Network 'Hearing' Registration Open

Registration is now open for the next British Animal Studies Network meeting, which will take place at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on 19 and 20 May 2017. Read more

Conflict Minerals

In a month-long exhibition and inquiry, Arts Catalyst looks at artists’ practices that explore the nature of conflict in relation to the use of the Earth’s geological natural resources.

The Hub Award

The Hub Award brings researchers and creative professionals together at Wellcome Collection to work as a collaborative residency. Read more

Knowing Nature: The Changing Foundations of Environmental Knowledge

Who knows nature best? Over the past 10,000 years competing communities of knowledge have evolved, each with formalized standards and processes. Peasants have competed against craftsmen, religious leaders, and urban experts. In modern societies based on science and technology, the claims to knowledge have changed even more dramatically, although scientific knowledge still competes with other bodies of knowledge. And always, who gets to define knowledge can have profound consequences for the natural world. Read more here


Postcards from the Anthropocene

University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 22—24 June 2017. Read more

ESEH Biennial Conference 2017

ESEH Biennial Conference 2017 - Natures in between. Environments in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions. Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June to 2 July 2017. Read more here

Ecology, Economy, and Cultures of Resistance: Oikoi of the North American World

Ecology, Economy, and Cultures of Resistance: Oikoi of the North American World. A two-day symposium at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.
29-30 June 2017. Read more

Toxic Embodiment

This special issue on toxic embodiment, intended for the Environmental Humanities journal, will examine variously situated bodies, land- and waterscapes and their naturalcultural intra-actions with toxicity. 

Masters course in Sustainable Landscapes

It is still possible to apply for the Masters course Sustainable Landscapes - Interactions betweeen environment and human activities at the School of Business, Economics and Law. Sustainability and human-nature interaction are analyzed using both temporal and spatial perspectives, with the course culminating in the presentation of a case study. The course is hosted by Human Geography, but all students with a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply (180 hec).

Bath Spa invests in the environmental humanities

Bath Spa University

United Kingdom's Bath Spa University is now offering a new MA in environmental humanities, directed by Professor Kate Rigby. This investment positions Bath Spa as an emerging world-leading research center within the field. Both the MA and the research center will be interdisciplinary.


New anthology on natural and temporal perspectives

Book cover, and link to Routledge (opens in a new window)Gothenburg University's Katarina Saltzman and Marie Stenseke have co-edited the new Routledge anthology "Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes". The volume considers different temporalities and how ideals of nature impact environmental management in opposite parts of the world. More information here.


Exhibition: Crossroads

The Museum of World Cultures in Gothenburg is currently mounting an exhibition on issues around the anthropocene, migration and the problematics of water. Using a fascinating selection of objects from the museum's historic collection, the Crossroads exhibition poses the questions 'What crossroads are we at regarding these issues?' A program of public talks and events will be offered by the museum. Running until 2018. For more information on the exhibition, visit the museum's website.

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