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Durham University

Centre for Cultural Ecologies

Centre for Culture and Ecology

What We Do

The Centre for Culture and Ecology aims to provide a forum at the interface of the sciences and the humanities for research concerned with world-making practices, insofar as these impact on and trouble the distinction between natural and cultural systems.

‘Cultural’ ecologies captures debates surrounding not only the ‘natural’ environment and the depletion of planetary ecosystems, but also issues pertaining to the technological-cultural ecosystems in which human life exists. ‘Ecologies’ encompass both human and non-human lifeworlds in their interrelationships and interdependencies. By thinking cultural questions through models of ecology, and ecology as (also) a problem of culture, the Centre brings perspectives and methodologies from the critical humanities to bear on pressing contemporary social and environmental issues.

Forthcoming Events

Thursday 12 December 2019

Friday 10 January 2020

Thursday 23 January 2020

Research Projects