After Party

Environmental Humanities: The State of The Art - Video Documentation

A panel with Stacy Alaimo, Astrida Neimanis, Jesper Olsson and Myra Hird, moderated by Victoria Wibeck.

By The Community Garden Panel Talks

This is a video documentation of the panel discussion from Feb 7, 2022 that was part of the Community Garden Festival program

It has been about a decade since the term “environmental humanities” entered into scholarly circulation. How are we to evaluate its work over this time? What has it achieved, how has it intervened, and what has it changed?


Stacy Alaimo is Professor of English and Core Faculty Member in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her books include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000); Material Feminisms (co-edited, 2008); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (2010), and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (2016).

Myra Hird has been involved in the Seed Box since its inception, representing Queen’s University as a consortium partner. Hird joined Queen’s University in 2004 as a Queen’s National Scholar, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014 (first round), and earned the Queen’s Excellence in Research Prize in 2015. More info Myra Hird.

Astrida Neimanis is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Environmental Humanities at UBC Okanagan, on unceded Syilx territories in Kelowna, BC, Okanagan. With a keen interest in community-building within and beyond academia, she has been involved with the Seed Box since 2015. Teaching and researching at the intersection of intersectional feminist theory and practice, and environmental change, she is particularly interested in water, weather, and bodies. She is author of Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (Bloomsbury 2017). Since 2015, she has been co-facilitating (with Jennifer Mae Hamilton) of the (now) international reading group COMPOSTING feminisms & environmental humanities.

Jesper Olsson is a former program director of Seed Box. He is Professor at the Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University, where he leads the research group Literature, Media History, and Information Cultures (LMI) and the research project Representations and Reconfigurations of the Digital in Swedish Literature and Art 1950–2010 . His own research focuses on literature, art, and media history and his latest book is Spaceship, Time Machine. Öyvind Fahlström’s Ade-Ledic-Nander (2017). In 2013–2017 he was a member of Humtank, a national think tank for the humanities. He is also a literary critic in Svenska Dagbladet and is one of the founders of the art-literature-theory journal OEI.

Victoria Wibeck is professor of Environmental Change and at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University. She is Program Director of The Seed Box. She has a PhD in communication studies. Her research focuses on visualization and communication of climate change and other environmental challenges, sense-making of societal transformations towards sustainability, and development of qualitative methods for cross-country sense-making analysis.



FEBRUARY 7–11 • 2022


Presented by the SeedBox