What is Environmental Humanities?

Environmental humanity is the study of the interactions between people and nature in the past, and how they have changed with time. African Network of Environmental Humanities includes:
The environmental history of Africa,
Environmental humanities being done in Africa and other places
Environmental humanities that compare Africa with other places

Environmental humanities is a rich collection of inquiries into the transformation of the natural world by human action and the consequences for both nature and people. It takes nature as an actor in history as much as it takes people as actors in nature. It aims at a synthesis, although the weighting given to human or natural agency varies considerably between inquiries.
It overlaps many areas of the humanities, the sciences and the social sciences and draws in archeologists, foresters, geographers, historians and scientists of many sorts, for example. It includes or is closely related to fields such as agricultural history, forest history, garden history and historical climatology.

Environmental history is often stimulated by a concern for current environmental problems. If we know more about how they arose, perhaps we can do better in the future.