WAYS OF WATER: Aquatic Poetics and Politics in North American Literatures

Summer Term 2024 | Lecture Series | Wednesdays 18:00—20:00



HWK Institute for Advanced Study (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg) | Delmenhorst GERMANY


Keynote Speaker: Anna-Katharina Hornidge (Bonn) 

Seminars by leading figures from: Environmental Humanities, Literature and Science, History of Science, History of Medicine, Philosophy of Science 

Workshops on: Publishing; Academic Careers 

The ScienceHumanities Summer School: Postgraduate, International, and Free 

See https://cardiffsciencehumanities.org/summer-school/sciencehumanities-in-association-with-fictions-meets-science-international-summer-school/ for further details

In 2024, the Cardiff ScienceHumanities group partners with the Fiction Meets Science Program and Bremen Blue Humanities Research Group to host the Summer School at their home base in Germany. The theme for 2024 is the “Blue Humanities.” 

The ScienceHumanities Summer School features a week of workshops with leading scholars who have trained in a diverse array of disciplines—literature, history, philosophy, sociology, environmental science—and are doing research at the cross-section of the humanities and sciences. Students have the opportunity to engage with experienced researchers and a select cohort of peers from around the world, attending workshops on current research topics and career issues (publishing, professional network-building, etc.). Anna-Katharina Hornidge (Bonn) will give the keynote address. Other speakers include Steve Mentz (New York) and Kerstin Knopf (Bremen).

In addition, you will have the opportunity to share ideas, concepts and methods with other doctoral students and begin to build a network of global contacts. The Summer School also incorporates a cultural programme focussed on the rich heritage of Bremen and the region.

The Summer School is open only to doctoral students located in universities and research centres worldwide. There are only 12 places available.

It is free to attend, but participants must be able to meet the cost of their own transport, accommodation and part of their subsistence during their stay at the HWK Institute for Advanced Study (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg), Delmenhorst. Advice will be given on accommodation and transport and meals will be included during the Summer School. 

Two bursaries of £400 are available for students from nations with limited resources.

To express initial interest and receive an application form please email Professor Keir Waddington on waddingtonkprotect me ?!cardiff.acprotect me ?!.uk

The closing date for expressions of interest is 23 February 2024. Applications must be submitted by 23 March 2024 and decisions will be communicated by early April 2024. Participating doctoral students must be able to commit to the full 5 days of the Summer School.

Interview mit Dr. Mohammed Muharram

Dr. Mohammed Muharram gab der Jadaliyya's Scholars in ContextSerie ein Interview.

"By weaving together postcolonial studies, the blue humanities, and Arabic literature and culture, my research can shed light on novel narratives and interpretations that are at once ecocritical, postcolonial, and deeply rooted in Arabic traditions and histories. This nuanced approach can provide a more holistic understanding of Arabic literature, emphasizing both the historical struggles of postcolonialism and the intricate relationship between people, culture, and the marine environment."

Hier geht's zum vollständigen Interview.

Book cover Postcolonial Oceans 2023

Neuerscheinung: Postcolonial Oceans: Contradictions, Heterogeneities, Knowledges, Materialities

herausgegeben von Sukla Chatterjee, Joanna Chojnicka, Anna-Katharina Hornidge und Kerstin Knopf

Dieses Buch leistet einen Beitrag zur Untersuchung von Ozeanen, Meeren, Küstengewässern und Flüssen im Kontext der Blue Humanities, indem es sich dem Thema Wasser aus verschiedenen epistemologischen, narratologischen, geografischen, kulturellen und disziplinären Perspektiven nähert und diese miteinander vernetzt.

Die Beiträger:innen aus Afrika, Asien, der Karibik, Europa, Nordamerika und dem Pazifik beschäftigen sich mit den Verflechtungen zwischen Ozeanen, Küstengebieten, Flüssen, Menschen, Tieren, Pflanzen, Organismen und Landschaften in den Bereichen Kulturgeschichte und Kulturwissenschaften, critical race theory und postkoloniale Studien, Meeres- und Umweltstudien, Linguistik, Literatur-, Film- und Medienwissenschaften.

Heidelberg University Press hat den Sammelband als Hardcover (60 Euro) sowie als open access E-Book im Angebot.

Lecture Series - Blue Humanities: Histories, Cultures, Literatures, and Media

Die neu gegründete Bremen Blue Humanities Research Group freut sich, die erste Ringvorlesung im WiSe 23/24 anzukündigen, jeweils Mittwoch 18-20 Uhr im Cartesium.