Research Organizations

Research Centers and Institutes

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is a joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum designed to further research and discussion in the field of international environmental studies and to strengthen the role of the humanities in the current political and scientific debates about the environment

The Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE) is a research center within the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which draws together faculty, staff, graduate students, and others from a wide array of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to investigate environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable

The Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney aims to address the key questions of our time: how do we understand and redesign the fundamental relationship between human communities and the natural world that supports them; and how can people and societies adapt positively to environmental change?

Educational Organizations and Research Networks

The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) strives to advance research and education in the field of environmental ethics and philosophy, and to promote appropriate human use, respect, conservation, preservation, and understanding of the natural world 

The Australian Environmental Humanities Hub is a central site for the gathering, dissemination and coordination of news, events, short courses and other happenings in this emerging field.

The American Society for Environmental History increases understanding of the important role played by the environment throughout human history, from the earliest period to the crucial issues of our own time. Founded in 1977, the ASEH is a non-profit scholarly organization that promotes research and teaching as well as public outreach

Cultures of Energy is the website of the Center for Energy and Environment Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University. They post resources, reviews, and field reports relevant to scholars and students in the field of environmental humanities.

Environmental Humanities: A Transatlantic Research Network serves as a platform for making the cross-cultural and historical study of environmental issues a central concern of the humanities and profiling the ways in which humanities research can be useful, even essential, for the scientific and political dimension of these concerns

The HfE Australia Pacific Observatory in Environmental Humanities brings the rich, holistic tradition of Indigenous Australians into conversation with western environmentalism we hope to deepen our mutual capacity to live sustainable and humane lives in the face of the challenges thrown up by the Anthropocene, a geological epoch in which humans now exert a significant planetary impact

The HfE Latin American Observatory in Environmental Humanities is headquartered at the Universidad de la Amazonia, which is networking universities throughout Latin America and North America. This Observatory is set to engage in a series of scientific, and academic exchanges with institutions and among academics in Colombia and around the world who are focusing on the themes of water justice and peace

The HfE North American Observatory in Environmental Humanities mission, “Building Resilience in the Anthropocene,” illustrates how the humanities are changing to meet the challenges of the 21st century as they contribute significantly to the development of social, economic, and science policy addressing environmental issues in civil and academic life. The research projects of the North American Observatory are designed to be replicated and scaled in other communities and at other institutions. 

Mapungbwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is an independent research institute that takes a long-term view on the strategic challenges facing South Africa

The Stanford Environmental Humanities Project provides a forum for an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues and foregrounds recent work of humanities scholars in disciplines such as cultural studies, history, literary studies, philosophy and anthropology that has engaged with environmental problems, and explores how this research contributes to current discussions about ecological crisis

European Environmental Humanities Alliance connects humanities research in Europe with the challenges of global environmental change