Activiteit: Deelname aan of organisatie van een evenement › Workshop, seminar › Academisch
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.