These events are made possible in part with support from TUCASI.
March 7, 2019
This scholarly roundtable, featuring Center Fellows in conversation with NHC President and Director, Robert Newman, will explore the important role for humanists in ongoing public discourse about climate change. Touching on topics such as environmental justice and indigenous peoples, the economic history and lasting legacies of deforestation in Latin America, and the shift in demand for fossil fuels to support global military conflicts, these scholars will discuss how the human element must be accounted for as we struggle to shape climate policies for the twenty-first century.
Saturdays in January and February, 2019
How do humanities scholars approach environmental topics? What does their research, analysis, writing, and teaching add to the ways we understand environmental issues? Join us for public discussions with leading environmental humanists as we explore how they became interested in their fields, what fuels their passion for their subjects, the questions that intrigue and perplex them, and the ways their work influences how they think about the world.
April 3–5, 2019
This unique three-day summit of scholars and experts from across the country features a dynamic intersection between discussion, presentations, and exhibitions, grounded with practical site excursions. Beyond Despair intends to foster cooperation, impact the field of environmental humanities, and launch dialogue that has the potential to change how environmental issues are taught.
January 15–March 27, 2019
An exhibition exploring systems of learning and the transfer of knowledge inside and outside of traditional education settings, juxtaposing formal K–12 and college education with lessons passed down through families in order to discuss their similarities and differences.