While researching my Object Lessons series book on glitter, I learned the surprising fact that one of the major commercial uses for this substance is in fishing lures. After finishing the book, I decided to investigate this phenomenon a bit deeper—and fell down what can only be described as a rabbit hole into another world.
We’re celebrating the publication of the Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical-Environmental Humanities with this adapted excerpt from the introduction, which explains why we need to bring medical and environmental humanities into conversation with each other now more than ever.
We’re announcing a new series! Guest post by Anton Kirchhofer, Janine Rogers, and John Holmes In the twentieth century, a powerful myth arose that science and technology could solve humanity’s problems. New materials like plastics, new drugs, new computational and information technologies, would transform our world, creating a cleaner, brighter, healthier and more equal future. In some… Read More »
Continuing the celebrations for our new open access Environmental Cultures series, today we hear from three members of the series’ international Editorial Board who tell us about their ambitions for the series and the forthcoming books they are looking forward to reading. Professor Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, University of Warwick, UK: “Environmental Humanities is here… Read More »