Environments and Societies

Environments & Societies builds cross-disciplinary collaboration in the environmental humanities and humanistic social sciences to undertake the broad rethinking of human-nature interactions that are critical to meeting the environmental challenges of our era.

2017-2018 Colloquium Series

The Environments & Societies Colloquium will meet during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of 2017-2018. The following scheduled Wednesday workshops will take place from 4-6pm. Each presenter’s work will be pre-circulated for the group’s review and will be available for download by email at least one week prior to each meeting.

Fall 2017

Wednesday, October 18

Plants that Purify: The Natural and Supernatural History of Smudging

Rosalyn LaPier, Environmental Studies, University of Montana

Location: L.J. Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H)

Thursday, October 26

4-6 pm

Film Screening: “The Land Beneath Our Feet”

Gregg Mitman, Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Location: Wright Hall, Lab A

Friday, October 27

12-2 pm

The World That Firestone Built: Capitalism, American Empire, and the Forgotten Promise of Liberia

Gregg Mitman, Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Location: STS/CSIS Conference Room (1246 SS&H)

Wednesday, November 8

Destructive Creation: Tanneries, Deforestation, and Remaking the Landscape in 19th Century New York

Nick Perrone, History, UC Davis

Location: L.J. Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H)

Wednesday, November 15

The City as Resource Frontier: Scrap Trading and Scrappiness in Waste-Filled Kunming, China

Adam Liebman, Anthropology, UC Davis

Location:  L.J. Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H)

Wednesday, November 29

Bird Class: Poetry, Ornithology, and Energy Transition at the Turn of the 19th Century

Michael Ziser, English, UC Davis

Location: L.J. Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H)