Welcome. I am a naturalist and Master of Applied Ethics, and I am developing my ecophilosophies as literature at Manchester Writing School as a PhD candidate. My neologisms may be found here.
I am also a photographer and artist, and survivor of trauma and cancer. At 52, I was diagnosed with profound ADHD.
I have lived in the United States and New Zealand before returning to the Welsh Borders. You may also find me @seasonalight on Twitter, if not wandering rivers, woodland and coasts.
Member of the Consortium of Environmental Philosophers.
Melissa Harrison’s The Broadcasting Press Guild award nominated “The Stubborn Light of Things: Healing”. Episode 25.
Distinction: “Love and ecology … Introducing Fluminism” (2018) TSD Lampeter
Distinction: “Critical Regionalism” (1993) UWIC Received Annual Prize for Critical Studies: Best Thesis (1993) UWIC now Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Battson, G. “Home” essay for van Horn, G; Wall-Kimmerer, R. Hausdoerffer, J. (editors) “Kinship: Belonging in a world of Relations, Planet, Vol 1”, Humans and Nature (2021).
Battson, G. “Fluminismo” 100 page book, translated to Spanish by Jorge Riechmann et al, published by Ediciones del Genal, Málaga (2020)
Battson, G. “An Ethology for a Kinnage Dweller.” City Blogs, Center for Humans and Nature (Dec 2017)
Battson, G. “Beavers are Fluminists.” Zoomorphic Magazine Issue 9 (Oct 2017)
Battson, G. Harrison, M. (Editor) “An Anthology for the Changing Seasons.” (contributions to “Spring” and “Autumn.”) Books published by Elliott and Thompson, in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts (2016)
Battson, G. “Living to the Full.” Book review of “Abundance” by Annie Dillard, Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine Issue 299 (Nov/Dec 2016)
Battson, G. “Technofossils and Radionuclides: Welcome to the Anthropocene.” Earthlines Magazine Issue 15 (Jul 2016)
Plus blogs for NearbyWild and the Wildlife Trusts on ecoliteracy and mentoring.
To be published May 2023: Book Chapter “Llamamiento a la investigación sobre el bienestar mediante el bienhacer basado en la relación simbiótica en la naturaleza: presentación de la simbioética (un neologismo)” in ‘Humanidades ecológicas: hacia un humanismo biosférico’ (editado por Jose Albelda, Fernando Arribas y Carmen Madorrán), Tirant Lo Blanch, Valencia 2023, en prensa.
COMITÉ EDITORIAL: J. Riechmann, A. Almazán, F. Arribas, C. Madorran, J. Albelda.
Read, R. Why Climate Breakdown Matters Bloomsbury (2022) Walton, S. Everybody Needs Beauty: In search of the nature cure Bloomsbury (2021) Riechmann, J. Simbioética Plaza y Valdes (2021) Chester, N. On Gallows Down: Place, Protest, and Belonging Chelsea Green UK (2021) Riechmann, J. Informe a la Subcomisión de Cuaternario Árdora Ed. (2021) Goldfarb, B. The Dictionary hasn’t caught up with the Climate Crisis The Nation, March (2020) Albrecht, G. Earth Emotions Cornell Press (2019) Albrecht, G. Talk: Solastalgia, Wild Fire Bath-Spa University; Hawkwood (2018) Macfarlane, R. Underland Hamish Hamilton (2019) Terrados, P P. Los grandes simios y sus derechos Básicos ACCI Ediciones (2019) Meyer, A. Global Commons Institute Fluminescence: Honouring the work of Ginny Battson (2019) Lyons, A. Interview Sensitive Chaos, Orford Ness art and sound installation, Heritage Futures/AHRC (2019) Lyon, N. Uprooted, on the trail of the Green Man Faber and Faber (2016) Who Knows ~ A poem for Ginny Battson, by Elizabeth Rimmer, Scotland’s Makar (2016), later published in Haggards, Red Squirrel Press (2018). Macfarlane, R. Landmarks Hamish Hamilton (2015).
16 thoughts on “About”
I love your blog Ginny – some really wonderful, thought-provoking pieces here. If you’d be interested in contributing a short piece or photo blog to the ezine http://www.slow-it-down.co.uk then please do drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a lovely day,
Thank you Anna, this is very kind of you. By all means, I’ll be in touch. 🙂
Hi Ginny, good to see you again 🙂
…and you Bill, looking forward to catching up. 🙂
and many thanks for the follow on my blog:)
I’ll enjoy your posts!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write so eloquently about these things that matter so much to all of us, even if we don’t yet realise it. A great gift Ginny. Deepest thanks.😍
Thank you deeply, Wendy, for reading and making time to leave this heartening message. The pleasure is all mine. Ginny x
You are most welcome Ginny:-)
You have inspired me to include your thoughts in my blog as part of a note on an inspiration that happened for me the day after reading this! https://www.glastonbury.com.au/blog/790/. Such are life’s synchronicities:-)
Just checked in during a quiet moment and – gosh – a lot of things have happened since we last met. Lots of love. Will hunt you down in Cardiff sometime in the new year. xxx
Nina! I would love that. Thank you! Lots of love to you too. xxx
Hi Ginny, I very much like what I have read of your blogs. I understand you chatted with my Chelsea Green friend and colleague Matt Haslum at Bridget’s book launch last week. I’m Chelsea Green’s UK commissioning editor and I would welcome an opportunity to chat with you.
Thank you, Jon. Wonderful to hear from you. And my thanks to Matt for the opportunity to say hello and for passing on my website details! I would love an opportunity to discuss working with you. E-mail on its way. Ginny x
Ginny, hello – and can’t seem to DM you via Twitter. But wondering if you might be up for a podcast conversation about fluminism-as-love with me some time? Fluminism is a new concept to me (always love that!) and so would really like explore the connection with love … Helena (Clayton)
Hello Helena, thanks so much. Yes, I’d be very happy to talk to you. I’ll send an email. 🙂
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