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Durham University

Centre for Cultural Ecologies

Centre for Culture and Ecology

What We Do

The Centre for Culture and Ecology consists of a group of scholars and researchers who work on environmental issues from a range of different disciplines. We are particularly interested in thinking ecology as constitutively implicated in struggles around class, gender, race and sexuality.

The Centre hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the newly launched series on “Capitalism, Nature and Climate Change.” The Centre aims to foster and stimulate debate between scholars, activists and the general public around pressing current ecological issues.

NEW Series: Capitalism, Nature and Climate Change

Organised by the Centre for Culture and Ecology

Thanks to the efforts of activists across the globe, the Climate Crisis is now at the forefront of public debate. What this series aims to address is the centrality of understanding capitalism to tackling the climate crisis. This series takes as its starting point the idea that the climate crisis must be understood as a crisis of capitalism. The talks address this issue from a variety of different perspectives. The series is open to the public.

For info, email k.d.oloff@dur.ac.uk

Forthcoming Events

CCE Reading Group

12th December 2019, 10:00 to 11:30, A56, Elvet Riverside 1, DH1 3JT.

The Centre for Culture and Ecology reading group continues this term. This group offers a chance to examine and discuss recent and classic texts from the critical humanities that concern the interrelations between natural and cultural systems, and pertain to urgent environmental and social issues. We meet two or three times a term, and newcomers will always be welcome.

In this session we will discuss chapters 1, 2, and 8 of Philippe Descola's Beyond Nature and Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2013, originally published in French by Éditions Gallimard, 2005.

For further information about the reading group please contact lucy.whelan@durham.ac.uk. For an electronic copy of the book please contact Barbara at cce.admin@durham.ac.uk

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Research Projects