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Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

Photograph by Þorvarður Árnason
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.

Find out more about NIES

Vilnius Declaration on 'Humanities for the Environment'

Issued by the European Environmental Humanities Alliance, of which
NIES is honored to be a founding member organization.

Framing Nature: Signs, Stories, and Ecologies of Meaning

NIES IX Research Symposium, joint with EASLCE's biennial conference, will take place in Estonia in April 2014 and promises to be a very exciting event! More information, including call for papers, on the conference website .

Interview with Steven about NIES

UppsalaFria interviews Steven Hartman, chair of NIES, about the network. (In Swedish.)

KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory - in English

Great news at NIES's division here at KTH, now also in English!

New initiative for the environmental humanities

Mistra and Formas to announce a joint call for funding in the environmental humanities.

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New journal for the Environmental Humanities

A new open-access, interdisciplinary journal in the Environmental Humanities.

Material available from the Environmental Humanities workshop

Some material from the workshops in Sigtuna are now available here. If you are looking for any other material or references please let us know and we will do what we can to get it for you.

NIES on Facebook!

Connect with NIES on facebook - find out about upcoming events, post your comments, and see what other NIES members are up to.

Installation NIES/Sigtuna

Watch the pilot installation from NIES V in Sigtuna, "Developing the Environmental Humanities".

The latest news from NIES

Information about upcoming events, calls for papers, and other information that will keep you up to date with NIES activities.

Calls for papers

Here you will find current calls for papers, both for NIES conferences and affiliated events. You can also keep track of past calls.