Environmental humanities are a new and expanding research field. Mistra is now considering a call for funding applications in the area, and has been assisted by an international expert group. In June, Mistra’s Board will take a decision.
Mistra’s application calls have always focused mainly on research in natural sciences and technology. Over the years, a growing share of funding has gone to research in social sciences and policy. The time may now, perhaps, have come for a call that addresses sustainability issues from a viewpoint based on the humanities as well. Mistra’s Johan Edman says:
‘We’ve had the idea of supporting research in green humanities for a couple of years. Now we’ve appointed a working group to look more closely into the scope for a call.’