10 januari 2014
In 2012 the Mistra Board established a Working Group on the Environmental Humanities in order to decide whether or not the Foundation should invest in this field. This working group was chaired by Professor David E. Nye (University of Southern Denmark) and included Professor Linda Rugg (University of California, Berkeley), Professor James Fleming (Colby College), and Dr. Robert Emmett, (Director of Academic Programs at the Rachel Carson Center, University of Munich).
This working group met for two days in January 2013, and during that time held a seminar attended by researchers from Swedish universities. Subsequent discussions on-line and by telephone enabled preparation of this report, which was finalized at a working group meeting May 12–14 in Stockholm.