Is Winter Still Coming? The Arctic Humanities in Times of Climate Change


April 30
10 AM - 12 PM

How has human-made climate change changed the Arctic Humanities, as an interdisciplinary field of research? What can the topics, research questions, and methods that emerge in this context contribute to the common perception of and the scientific debates about the Arctic? What is the role of the humanities in dealing with the socio-ecological transformation processes taking place in the Arctic? To what extent do the disciplines involved challenge the stereotypical concept of the Arctic as a static and extra-societal region that exists outside of history?

Based on their own work in the field, Prof. Dr. Sverker Sörlin (Environmental History), Dr. Juliane Egerer (Scandinavian Studies), Anne-Sophie Balzer (Literary Studies) and Floris Winckel (History of Technology) will discuss these and other, related questions during our roundtable discussion on April 30. The event is open to the public.

The discussion will be held at the University of Augsburg, in D-4056 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.