Public Programs, Videos & Podcasts


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Reclaiming My Time: Contemporary Women Artists of the Regional South

On Exhibit September 3–December 30, 2019

This exhibit draws its name from the oft-repeated meme that emerged in the wake of U.S. Representative Maxine Waters’ public insistence that her voice be heard and respected by her male peers. It was created to address inequalities in the voices we hear and the lack of diversity in the images we see by recognizing the work of female artists working in the regional South. The artists of Reclaiming My Time bring a range of practices to the fore, challenging and asking difficult questions of their social, political and natural environment.

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Cara Robertson (Fellow 2004–05; 2005–06) will discuss one of the most famous trials in American history, offering not only a detailed account of events but providing a window into life in America’s Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties.

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Coastal Thinking: A Conversation

The NHC hosted a public conversation on Coastal Thinking led by four leading scholars of environmental humanities and science in a discussion of coastlines and cultures in context of climate breakdown, with a focus on their experiences of the diversity of humanities and science approaches to engaging with the histories and futures of communities shaped by water.

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Beyond Despair: Theory and Practice in Environmental Humanities

This unique three-day summit of scholars and experts from across the country featured a dynamic intersection between discussion, presentations, and exhibitions, grounded with practical site excursions. Beyond Despair intended to foster cooperation, impact the field of environmental humanities, and launch dialogue that has the potential to change how environmental issues are taught.

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Joni Adamson, “Imagining Desirable Futures in the Midst of Ecological Crises”

With increasing urgency, climate scientists and environmentalists are warning us about the dire need to radically change how we use energy, the ways we grow and distribute food, and many other activities. They’ve described a future in which our planet is increasingly unlivable. But, beyond imagining a world devastated by unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, how might we go about imagining more desirable futures? What resources can we call upon to help us not only avoid disaster but craft a better world? Fellow Joni Adamson, professor of English and director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at Arizona State University, is working on just these questions.

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Audrey Anton, “The Philosophy of Vice”

Aristotle’s thinking on a variety of topics has influenced western philosophy for over two millennia. His writings on ethics, in particular—emphasizing human character and ethical psychology—continue to shape contemporary ideas about personal virtue and moral agency. Fellow Audrey Anton, however, has emphasized the importance of understanding the role that vice plays in Aristotle’s philosophy.

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