Environmental humanities

Notes towards a summary for policymakers

Authored by: Greg Garrard

The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138786745
eBook ISBN: 9781315766355
Adobe ISBN: 9781317660194


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In 2010, I co-organized an AHRC-funded network entitled “The Cultural Framing of Environmental Discourse.” One of the requirements of the grant was that networks should include both diverse disciplines and participants from outside universities. After a day-long discussion of the public role of the environmental humanities, an attendee from an environmental consultancy firm commented that she found our work fascinating and thought it could play a genuinely constructive role in policymaking: “Could you summarize it on two sides of A4? Because that’s about the attention span of most politicians and CEOs.”

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