ACU Summer School 2017 to explore the environmental arts and humanities

ACU Summer School 2017 to explore the environmental arts and humanities

Published on 02 August 2017

The 2017 ACU Summer School, which runs from Saturday 5th August to Sunday 13th August, will bring together students from across the Commonwealth to examine how the environmental arts and humanities can create "greener narratives".

This year's theme 'Creating greener narratives through the environmental arts and humanities' will explore interrelationships between humans and other living beings, and between cultural practices and environmental problems – and will look at how these can be examined through different academic disciplines and creative arts.

Throughout the Summer School students will be introduced to key ideas and approaches within the environmental humanities through a series of workshops, field trips, and keynote talks on subjects including: 'New narratives for environmental change' and 'Sustainable development in Africa: why bother with Global Goal #4?'.

The programme includes visits to key local sites such as Avebury, the Avalon Marshes, and the heritage cities of Bath and Oxford. Students will also engage in arts and humanities group work projects supported by an international team of research experts and representatives from local heritage organisations. View the full programme here.

The 2017 event involves over 40 students from 17 countries and is kindly sponsored by Routledge.

About the summer school

The ACU Summer School has been running annually since 2011 and is hosted by a different ACU member institution in a different country every year.

The 2018 Summer School will be hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the theme of 'Sustainable Cities and Communities.' More information on next year's event can be found here