Bringing Politics Back In(to) ... Environmental Studies

  • van der Steen, M. W. F. (Organiser)
  • Liesbeth van de Grift (Contributor)
  • Wim van Meurs (Contributor)
  • Diederik Samsom (Contributor)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop, seminarAcademic

Description

The opening of the academic year
will raise the question of the added value of
(political) history to environmental studies. First, it
will discuss how environmental studies tie in with
core concerns of political historians: democracy,
legitimacy, policy-making and interest
representation, including those beyond the polity,
such as “future generations.” Second, it will explore
the tension between environmental activism and
academic (historical) studies.
We are delighted to announce that Diederik
Samsom, former environmentalist and currently
head of the Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, features
as our keynote speaker. Liesbeth van de Grift, who
has recently been appointed professor of
International History and the Environment, will
introduce him and chair the session. Moderator is
Wim van Meurs, professor for European Political
History at the Radboud University.
Period24 Sept 2021
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • environmental history
  • Political History