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.

Winter 2018

Wednesday, January 24

Blood Sport in the Pacific Whaling Fleet

Lissa Wadewitz, History, Linfield College

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

Wednesday, January 31

Herbs and Roots: Toward an Environmental History of Chinese Medicine in the United States

Tamara Venit-Shelton, History, Claremont McKenna College

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

Wednesday, February 14

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)

Wednesday, February 21

Bodies Undone: Disability as Atmosphere in Contemporary US Literatures of Environmental Justice

Jina B. Kim, English, Smith College

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

Wednesday, March 7

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Christina Gerhardt, German, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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