Virtual Conference “The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective,” February 16-17, 2023

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February 16, 2023 to February 17, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Indigenous Studies, Humanities

Join us for our upcoming virtual conference “The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective,” held online via Zoom on February 16 and 17, 2023. We will convene on Thursday, February 16, 2023: 9:00am — 4:45pm (CET) ans Friday, February 17: 9:00am — 4:00pm (CET).

The COVID-19 pandemic has been recognized as a direct response to the complex interplay of progressive environmental degradation through, for example, ecosystem disruption, urbanization, international travel, and climate change. This conference brings together scholars from across the globe, and across multiple fields, who apprehend the coronavirus across a human/environmental nexus. Presentations at this conference consider the COVID-19 pandemic a key challenge for the present, addressing implications for the future in the areas of ecology, community organizing, planetary health, resilience, waste, and human/more-than-human relations, among others.

Details of each panel, alongside further information pertaining to keynote presentations from Eben Kirksey (Oxford University) and Cymene Howe (Rice University), as well as the Zoom link, can be found here: 

Conference attendance is free and open to all interested parties. Please email to register and do feel free to share this to all those you feel might be interested in attending.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you virtually!

Contact Info: 

Dr. Tatiana Konrad, MA 

Chantelle Mitchell, MA 

Savannah Schaufler, MSc

Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna