UPDATE: Due to other EH related events taking place this Friday, we have rescheduled our first pair of graduate flash talks for Friday, February 28th at 12pm in the Corner Building. Lunch will be provided, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. This semester, grad students in our Environmental Humanities network have organized a series of flash talks… Continue Reading →
http://www.writeclimate.com WriteClimate is an association of UVA students fighting for climate change awareness through literary, artistic, and activist means. WriteClimate convenes as a class every Spring semester at UVA (EVSC 1559). The WriteClimate Club operates year-round and expands upon the work done in the class.
Water Futures Initiative Water Futures is a pan-university initiative working on solutions to major socio-environmental challenges in water security. It is designed to achieve synthesis across disciplines and sectors in a problem-oriented framework. Water Futures will link faculty, students, and programs at UVA with leading scholars and professionals working in other academic and non-academic institutions,… Continue Reading →
http://thesanctuarylab.as.virginia.edu Exploring how climate change bears on sacred sites. We conduct multi-disciplinary inquiry at protected, contested places across the world, investigating how Anthropocene stresses are reshaping cultural landscapes. Sanctuaries reveal vital connections between natural environment and human tradition—we look to them as laboratories for how communities may negotiate the disorientations of rapid planetary change.
https://uva.theopenscholar.com/mapping-indigenous-worlds Mapping Indigenous Worlds is a Mellon Global South Humanities Lab at the University of Virginia. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Global South Initiative empowers faculty, students, scholars, and community members to develop innovative research and curriculum about the Global South. Mapping Indigenous Worlds develops several key themes of the UVa Global South… Continue Reading →
http://www.coastalconservatory.org/ The Coastal Futures Conservatory integrates arts and humanities into the investigation of coastal change. Working with scientists at the Virginia Coastal Reserve, an NSF-supported Long-Term Ecological Research site, the Conservatory aims to deepen understanding and stimulate imagination by opening ways to listen to the dynamics reshaping coasts.
EH@UVA advances methods and knowledges of the humanities in support of collaborative, multi-disciplinary approaches to environmental research. Connecting scholars in the sciences and social sciences as well as humanities and arts, environmental humanities holds that understanding environmental questions requires engaging matters of history, interpretation, value, and criticism. For faculty and graduate students from across the… Continue Reading →
Speaking the Weight of Living and Dying: A Symposium on Species Extinction and the Humanities By Blair Wilner “Yet the narrator’s silence risks becoming a collusion in the silence of a world happier to ignore what has been transacted; the dead must, after all, be named, or else the reality, the weight of their living… Continue Reading →
Bridging Science, Art, and Community in the New Arctic By Patrick Hancock Organizers struck a tone of place by opening with recognition of the fact that University of Virginia was built on the unceded Monacan tribe’s ancestral land. Then, the packed three-day itinerary kicked off for the Bridging Science, Art, and Community in the New… Continue Reading →
Coastal Futures Conservatory Open Lab: Bridging Science, Art, and Community By Nicole Bonino The lab session organized by the Coastal Futures Conservatory as part of the Coastal Future Festival, managed to bridge arts, humanities, and sciences through an event that featured talks from Conservatory fellows and musical accompaniment by the Grammy-award winning artist Matthew Duvall…. Continue Reading →
Resilience and Solidarity on Display in the Puerto Rican Art Museum and Two UVa Art Exhibitions by Kevin Stewart Rose If I’m being honest, as a somewhat new participant in environmental humanities, I’m sometimes foggy on what we actually mean when we talk about interdisciplinary conversations around the environment. I always enjoy discussions that include… Continue Reading →
As we gear up for another academic year, the Environmental Humanities Initiative at UVa is looking forward to another exciting schedule of interdisciplinary conversations and events. First and foremost, we are preparing for Convergences, a week long slate of events with the Environmental Resilience Institute that will bring artists, humanities scholars, and scientists into sustained… Continue Reading →