Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies
Photograph by Þorvarður Árnason
The Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies is a research network for environmentally oriented studies based primarily in the humanities.
The network consists of researchers whose work addresses environmental questions from numerous disciplinary angles; the fields of history, literature, ethnology, linguistics, landscape architecture and cultural studies are represented among the 50+ researchers now affiliated with NIES. Whil the network is strongly anchored in the Nordic countries, institutional affiliation in the Nordic region is not a prerequisite to membership. The network's spheres of interest, broadly speaking, include focuses on enviornmental integrity, stability and sustainability as illumined at the intersection of culture and nature.
NIES has received two new grants from RJ and NordForsk to assist in the funding of the symposium and researcher training course on "The Environmental Humanities" scheduled for October this year at Sigtunastiftelsen.