Last Updated on January 17, 2023
Environmental History studies the interaction of human societies and the non-human environment through time, analysing how the natural world has both influenced human society and how society has in turn influenced the environment. The M.Phil in Environmental History will give students a firm understanding of the interplay of, and feedbacks between, nature and culture over time, allowing them to develop much needed historical perspectives on the evolution of current environmental challenges. This taught full- or part-time degree has a strong methodological focus, including training in digital humanities technologies, mixed (quantitative-qualitative) methods and innovative assessment design. The programme also includes an optional self-financed summer school in Iceland. The M.Phil offers an advanced qualification to graduates in relevant disciplines in the Humanities (History, Political Science, History of Ideas, Cultural Studies or similar) and the Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecology, Biology or similar).
The M.Phil programme will be led by and draw upon the resources of the Trinity Centre of Environmental Humanities, a leading research hub in the field of digital environmental humanities, giving students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest developments in the field.