In a world where the effects of climate change are increasingly evident, nature can no longer be thought of as separate from culture. We are in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, marked by far-reaching human influence on the earth and its geological development. Humanities research, redefined and based firmly in the real world, is called for. It must be capable of encompassing nature and ecological contexts, social differences and ethics, creative relationships and political identity processes.
In November, the programme awarded a total of SEK 4 million for 16 ‘seed money’ projects. The funding was announced following a call that attracted many applications from researchers in Sweden and abroad.