Core Research Interests

The International Doctorate Program aims to examine the ecological transformation of society along the lines of these three research areas:


  • The transformation of established disciplines and cultures of knowledge

What are the opportunities and challenges that we face when engaging in inter- and transdisciplinary scholarship in the Environmental Humanities? What are the scholarly and methodological implications faced by the academic disciplines and knowledge cultures that participate in our doctoral program? How can interdisciplinary work in the Environmental Humanities fruitfully react to traditional academic disciplines?


  • "Transformation" as a core topic in the Environmental Humanities

The topic of transformation urges reflection on and analysis of competing concepts and discourses, including regional case studies about past and present ecological transformation processes.


  • Ecological knowledge and transformative practice

The building of active connections between academic research and broader social institutions and networks is an additional value and focus of the doctoral program.


For a list of potential dissertation topics click here