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New Journal: ‘Resilience’

2013 February 13
by Shared by Steve Rust

The University of Nebraska Press has recently announced the launch of a Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. The first issue will be published Fall 2013. Presently, the editors are looking for short statements on the word ‘resilience’ from environmental humanities scholars. This looks like another great venue for ecomedia scholars. Here is the overview from the journal website:

“The emerging sustainability initiatives developing on university and college campuses worldwide and the increasing focus on environmentalism in various scientific disciplines often fail to converse with scholars in the humanities. Yet the past five years have seen the birth of a vibrant interdisciplinary field, the environmental humanities.├é┬áScholars of the environmental humanities engage with the natural and social sciences, whose expertise is crucial in addressing current planetary crises such as global climate change. Yet the expertise of the sciences in diagnosing environmental problems has not, as of yet, translated into a coherent vision of sustainability. The focus on narrative skill, critical thinking, historicity, culture, aesthetics and ethics central to the humanities and to humanistic social sciences provides a crucial research complement to the endeavors of scientists. The ecological value of humanities scholarship has never been more clear. Resilience aims to place the environmental humanities at the center of conversations about our ecological futures. We aim to invite a broad agenda for academic humanists interested in the sustainability project and to create a venue where the humanities can reach a diverse academic audience and contribute to larger shifts in perception of what resilience is and can be.”

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  1. February 14, 2013

    That’s great to hear this,

    Do you think it will be open to those who work audiovisually as have just last week done this small media sketch on ‘the black space (resilience) of the Ash night’?

    any comments on film welcome as its still in early stage

    cheers from Eire


  2. Steve Rust permalink*
    February 14, 2013


    It sounds like they’d be open to many approaches. Though you may want to contact the editors directly with your question.
    Here’s their editorial mission section:
    “We will regularly feature contributions from across the humanities, in other words contributions from scholars of ancient and modern languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, and the visual and performing arts, as well as from social science disciplines with Humanities components, such as educational philosophy, urban and regional planning, sociology, anthropology, and law.”

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