Environmental Humanities

The Re-(E)mergence of Nature in Culture

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Political and corporate denial of climate change is the latest manifestation of the colonial enterprise, which continues to systemically undermine and devalue Indigenous communities, Indigenous knowledge, and Indigenous philosophies. By exploring the multiple ways in which Indigenous communities harness their agency, culture and identity, this project asks how Indigenous philosophies and practices recognise the inextricable and complex links between culture and nature. How is this knowledge then used to challenge large scale environmental degradation and mounting environmental crises?

This project brings together Indigenous scholars – and a range of multiple disciplines – to explore Indigenous thinking and practice. We draw the scholars into conversation across disciplines, nations and cultures to identify approaches to the world that are committed to valuing and protecting human and nonhuman realms for the long term.