Whereas disciplinary research considers different sub-aspects of the multi-layered human environments from their respective perspectives, HCE focuses its attention on overarching aspects, in particular on the dynamics of the physical and socio-cultural environments and on interactions between them.
HCE Junior Research Groups
Junior Research Group “Environment and Health in Arid Regions: Dynamics of Urbanisation, Challenges of Water Resource Management and New Risks for Human Well-Being”
The Junior Research Group analyses the dynamics of coupled social-ecological systems with a specific focus on health and environment. The interdisciplinary project builds on a cooperation between the South Asia Institute, the Institute of Geography and the Institute of Public Health at the Heidelberg Center for the Environment.
Junior Research Group Environment and Society Facing Famine in the Early Modern World
The JRG investigates the co-development and entanglement of society and environment focussing on early modern food crises. The JRG is interdisciplinary in scope and combines approaches of environmental history, historical climatology, social ecology and postcolonial studies.