The UiT Environmental Humanities / miljøhumaniora interest group is growing strong and happy to invite you to its 4th informal meeting!
Our multiple hopes with this are to continue getting to know each other, the interests that bring us to miljøhumaniora, the perspectives we bring to it, to further develop our self-understanding as an emerging miljøhumaniora interest group, to engage with and reflect on our g/local context, and further explore the possibilities of a potential, collaborative countermapping of Tromsø. Such mapping and the question 'What is Tromsø anyway?' serves to trouble dominant understandings of the city and its surroundings, and so, inspire speculation about otherwise futures for 'samliv i nord'.
Inspiration for mapping projects can be found just about anywhere, including and maybe especially right outside your door. For those wishing something to read while doing the preparatory fieldwork for the 4th UiT miljøhumaniora meeting, the following might be of interest:
Deep Time Walk: an app/experience developed by Stephen Harding and Peter Oswald et al. The app guides you on a 4.6km walk representing the 4.6 billion year history of the earth, at the pace of 1 million years per meter. The walk is about 2,5 hours and stages a conversation between a 'scientist' and 'a fool.'
Truman, S.E., Springgay, S. (2019). Queer Walking Tours and the affective contours of place. Cultural geographies, 26(4): 527-534. doi:10.1177/1474474019842888
Dyer, G. et al (2013). Where you are: a book of maps that will leave you feeling completely lost. London: Visual editions. 16 artists, writers, thinkers and 16 personal maps. Each one exploring the idea of what a map can be.
If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to stay informed about all things UiT Miljøhumaniora / Environmental Humanities, please send a brief email to Filip Maric firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to the mailing list.
OBS! We are using a registration form to estimate the kind of room we might need to book for the meeting. We will be in touch to confirm the final location depending on registration numbers and new COVID regulations as they come out. A Zoom-link for those wishing to attend online will be sent around on request and closer to the time.