"Examine the relationship between culture, sustainability and human responsibility..."


August 2nd - August 16th 2014


Environmental Memory and Change in Medieval Iceland:


An interdisciplinary course in the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences with a special focus on Risk and Vulnerability in Iron-Age and Medieval Iceland


A two week summer course (10 ECTS*) in Iceland for Masters and Doctoral students with interest in supplementing their studies that fall within the following disciplines:


• Literary Ecocriticism

• Environmental History

• Environmental Archeology

• Environmental Anthropology


The course will have a thoroughly interdisciplinary orientation and address timely research questions that lend themselves to intersecting disciplinary perspectives and inputs from complementary scholarly fields in the humanities and social sciences that share a common interest in the human dimensions of environmental change and the effects of such processes on environments and societies.


The course will address questions on long-term societal resilience in the face of risks from climate change, internal conflict, rapid landscape change, pandemic disease, and the impact of early globalization.  Iceland represents a key area for international, interdisciplinary investigations of social responses to multiple simultaneous threats over the millennial scale.


The course will consist of a series of seminars, lectures and field-study visits on closely related research topics and themes within the environmental humanities for the benefit of approximately 30 international participants.  Senior researchers from each of the key disciplines anchoring the course will lecture during the two weeks of intensive sessions, and hold mentoring meetings with the grad students.  All lectures and coursework will be in English.


Application deadline May 15th 2014


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*) European Credit Transfer System


Click here to pay for the seminar. Price is in Icelandic kr, equivalent to $2,950.