Aug 24, 2021
Absence of species we feel belong in our lives gives rise to powerful emotions. "It’s the feeling of environmental lost-ness and the potential found-ness that motivates decisions about recovering locally extinct animals," says Dr. Dolly Jørgensen, historian of the environment and technology and an environmental humanities scholar. Jørgensen's current research focuses on cultural histories of animal extinction, and in 2019 she published Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age: Histories of Longing and Belonging (MIT Press). She is interested in how human technologies shape the world around us and how we come to understand what is "natural" and what is not.
Remembering Extinction research program website
Journal Environmental Humanities
Greenhouse environmental humanities research group at University of Stavanger
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