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Irish Environmental History Network

Welcome to the home of the Irish Environmental History Network (IEHN), hosted by the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. The Network is a collection of individuals from institutions in Ireland and beyond, interested or engaged in research relating to the concerns of Irish environmental history. This research employs a broad array of methods and sources and focuses on how humanity has perceived and interacted with the global and Irish environment in any past era. The primary goal of the Network is to act as a contact point for researchers in diverse disciplines focusing on the different aspects of Irish environmental history. More information about the Network and its remit can be found here. On this website you will find simple research profiles of members of the Network, reviews and news of events of interest. The Network is a Member of the International Consortium for Environmental History Organizations.

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News & Event Highlights

  • April 25 2018 - The 39th Public Lecture of the Irish Environmental History Network was presented by Dr James Smith of of University of York. This lecture took place at 6pm, Wednesday 25th April 2018, in the TRiSS Seminar Room, 6th Floor Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. This lecture was entitled "Engineering the Soul: Landscape, Technology and Energy in Medieval Intellectual Culture". More details.
  • April 3 2018 - The 38th Public Lecture of the Irish Environmental History Network was presented by Dr Julia Lajus of National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 5pm, Tuesday 3rd April 2018, in the Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin. This lecture was entitled "Nature’s experts under Soviet power". More details.
  • March 14 2018 - The 37th Public Lecture of the Irish Environmental History Network was presented by Dr Dr James H. Barrett of University of Cambridge, at 6pm, Wednesday 14th March 2018, in the TRISS seminar room, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. More details
  • March 7 2018 - The 36th Public Lecture of the Irish Environmental History Network was presented by Dr Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen of University of Southern Denmark, at 6pm, Wednesday 7th March 2018, in the Uí Chadhain Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. More details
  • Feb. 15 2018 - The Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities (TCEH) held its official launch on Thursday, 15h of February 2018 from 5-7pm in the Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS) seminar room on the 6th floor of the Arts Building. This event featured a guest lecture by Dr Christine Hansen of Gothenburg University, which was entitled "Big Fire and other Australian seasons: the forgotten Aboriginal Calendar", followed by a wine reception and launch of the Centre. More details.
  • Jan. 26 2018 - 35th Public Lecture of the Irish Environmental History Network, featuring a lecture by Dr. Ronan Foley of Maynooth University. The lecture was entitled “Therapeutic Environments in 18th and 19th Century Ireland: Hybrid Spaces and Practices”. More details
  • 17 February, 2017: Trinity College Dublin

    lign="justify">A Rountable Discussion organzed by Dr. Derek Gladwin (UBC), entitled: "Is Global Climate Action Trumped?" The event will take place in Trinity College Dublin, Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Block, from 6pm. The event is sponsored by the TCD Environmental Humanities Initiative, and will be open to the public, but booking your place ahead of time is essential. More details.

    Past Events

  • Nov. 8 2017 The IEHN hosted a lecture from TCD Honorary Doctorate awardee Patricia Oliver of An Taisce, who presented a lecture entitled "Flagging the Future". This lecture will took place in the Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, from 18:00-19:00 on the 8th of November 2017. More details
  • 5th April 2017 - Dr. Cornelius Buttimer of University College Cork presented a lecture entitled "Weather Data in Humphrey O'Sullivan's Diary, 1827-35". The meeting took place on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, in the TRISS Seminar Room, Floor 6, Arts Block, at 5pm.
  • 21 February, 2017: Trinity College Dublin

    The 30th Public Lecture & Meeting of the Irish Environmental History Network featured a lecture by Prof. Donald Worster of the University of Kansas and the Renmin University of China, entitled "Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of Natural Abundance". It took place in the TRISS Seminar Room, Floor 6, Arts Block, from 4.45pm.

    10 February, 2017: Trinity College Dublin

    The 29th Public Lecture & Meeting of the Irish Environmental History Network featured a lecture by Dr. Derek Gladwin of the University of British Columbia, entitled: "'Ya can't trust em': Shifting Ecological Perspectives of Literary and Cultural Peatlands". It will took place from 4.45-6.00pm in Trinity College Dublin in the Ui Chadhain Theatre, Arts Block, Floor 2.

    30 January, 2017: Trinity College Dublin

    The 28th Public Lecture & Meeting of the Irish Environmental History Network featured a lecture by Prof. Andrew Jackson of Trinity College Dublin, entitled "Palaeoecology and Future Ecology Through the Lens of Stable Isotopes". The lecture took place in Trinity College Dublin (TRISS Seminar Room, Floor 6, Arts Block) from 4.45pm, on Monday the 30th of January, 2017.

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