Learn more about various groups studying and promoting the environmental humanities:
- EASLCE: European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment
- ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
- ASLE-UKI: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland)
- NIES: Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies
BASCE is part of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment (EASLCE), which aims to provide an international forum for the promotion of research and education in the fields of literary, cultural and environmental studies.
By fostering a vibrant community of scholars, educators, and artists from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, we seek to facilitate both interdisciplinary cooperation and dialogue between the academic community and the general public. Working together with affiliated organisations around the world, we sponsor and provide support for conferences, lectures, and panels at academic conferences, as well as a spectrum of related scholarly activities. Additionally, the EASLCE newsletter appears twice a year, as does the affiliated online journal Ecozon@.
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE, pronounced “AZ-lee”) is a dynamic community of teachers, writers, students, artists and environmentalists interested in the natural world and its meanings and representations in language and culture. ASLE seeks to facilitate interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to the study of nature and culture through forms such as nature writing, art, ecocritical scholarship, pedagogy, science writing, poetry, music creative writing, and film, among other forms. Whether you are new to the field, a seasoned professional, or just interested in people’s relationships with the natural world, ASLE welcomes you.
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland) was founded in 1998. Our aim is to represent and support scholars and writers, in the Atlantic archipelago and beyond, interested in the environment and its expression in the cultural imagination. We provide a forum for ‘environmental criticism’ and ‘ecocriticism’, that is, the study of the intricate relationships between human and nonhuman environments, broadly construed. We are motivated by a commitment to ecologically sound practices and politics, but, above all, we seek to foster a spirit of open dialogue and intellectual curiosity about how ‘nature’ and ‘environment’ exist in our discursive lives.
The Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) is a research network for environmentally oriented studies based primarily in the humanities.
The network consists of researchers whose work addresses environmental questions from numerous disciplinary angles; the fields of history, literature, ethnology, linguistics, landscape architecture and cultural studies are represented among the researchers now affiliated with NIES. While the network is strongly anchored in the Nordic countries, institutional affiliation in the Nordic region is not a prerequisite to membership. The network’s spheres of interest, broadly speaking, include focuses on environmental integrity, stability and sustainability as illumined at the intersection of culture and nature.
Other Scandinavian and Nordic networks and centres for EH include the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies, and the Norwegian Researcher School in Environmental Humanities (NoRS-EH).