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Humanities for the Environment

Observatories for Environmental Humanities Researchers

Identify, Explore, Demonstrate
02 Identify, Explore, Demonstrate

Our. Aim.

The aim of the Humanities for the Environment Observatories (HfE) is to identify, explore, and demonstrate the contributions that humanistic and artistic disciplines make to solving global social and environmental challenges.

The HfE Observatories are piloting projects and research that seeks to answer questions about the role of the humanities in a time in which human activity is significantly reshaping the geological future of the planet. These questions include, Can the humanities produce new modes of knowledge necessary to guide global and local decision-makers? What motivates human action? Can we learn from how humans have perceived, adapted to, and engaged with challenges such as tobacco use, pesticides, chloro-fluoro-carbon (CFC) gasses, HIV/AIDS?

By answering such questions, HfE seeks not only enrich our understanding of the human past but also help us understand, engage with, and address global environmental challenges.

03 Research Consortium

Global. Observatories.

Our global projects are being conducted at eight research observatories, the HfE Africa Observatory, HfE Asia-Pacific Observatory, HfE Australia-Pacific Observatory, the Circumpolar Observatory, the HfE East Aisa Observatory, the HfE European Observatory, the HfE Latin American Observatory, and the HfE North American Observatory.

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