coming Fall 2019:

Convergences: integrating environmental arts, humanities, & sciences

Sept 19 Coasts in Crisis: Art & Conversation in the Aftermath of Recent Hurricanes     brings together together musicians, writers, and artists who have been affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 and 2018. Contact: Charlotte Rogers

Sept 20-23 Coastal Conservatory Festival, with events on the Eastern Shore and at UVA, presents work that connects sciences, arts, and humanities in the study of coastal futures. The festival includes sound installations, films, and music related to coastal change. Contact: Willis Jenkins

Sept 23 Coastal Conservatory / Arctic Bridges Concert, with Eighth Blackbird and other special artists, Old Cabell Hall. Contact: Matthew Burtner

Sept. 23-25 Arctic “Bridges” Symposium and Workshop, with Dynamic Arctic “Landscapes” symposium (9/23); art exhibition by Gabrielle Russomagno and Yvonne Love in Ruffin Hall (reception 9/24); bridging science, art, design, and community workshops (9/24-25); and additional art and poster session (9/24-25) Contact: Howie Epstein.   Register here.

Sept 26 Marc Macias-Fauria (Oxford College) – Environmental Sciences Department symposium (3:30PM in Clark Hall 108).

Sept 26-27 Burning the Library of Life: species extinctions & the humanities, a symposium with a student-curated exhibit at UVA Special Collections Library, Thursday evening (9/26) lecture by Ursula Heise, sound art and poetry performance by Julianne Warren, presentations by Brooke Jarvis (NYT), Geoff Luck (NatGeo), and John Levi Barnard (Wooster), flash talk by Molly Schwartburg (Curator, UVA Special Collections). Contact: Adrienne Ghaly



April 23, 12.30-1.30. Wilson 142. Michael Allen (Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia) “Climate Change and the Ethics of Individual Responsibility: A Gandhian Approach.”

Friday, April 12, 10:30-11:45am. Wilson 142 – Graduate Research Panel – Mapule Mohulatsi (Africal Literature, University Witwatersrand) and Alison Glassie (English, University of Virginia). Lunch to follow in Wilson 142 (12-1pm).

Thursday, April 4, 5.00-6.30. Wilson 142. “Climate Change and Historical Method.” Ian Baucom, Amitav Ghosh, Julia Thomas.

Tuesday, April 2, 12.30-1.30. Location TBA. Evan Berry (American University, Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy & Religion) “On Religion and Fossil Fuels,” a project supported by the Rachel Carson Center.

Wednesday, March 27, 12-1. Bryan 229. – Faculty Lunch – Chris Gratien (Department of History, University of Virginia). The Mountains Are Ours: the Environmental History of a Late Ottoman Frontier.

Friday, February 22nd, 1-3pm. Hotel A. – Dr. Antonio López (Professor of English, George Washington University). Lecture on “Limestone, Muck, and the Cultures of Settler-Cuban South Florida.”

Friday, January 25th, 10am-11:45am. Wilson 117. – Dr. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert (Randolph Distinguished Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies and Director of Environmental Studies, Vassar College). Graduate seminar on “Hurricanes and Extinctions: The Lesser Carribean’s Amazona Parrots after Irma and Maria.”

Friday, January 25th, 2pm. Wilson 142. – Dr. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert (Randolph Distinguished Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies and Director of Environmental Studies, Vassar College). Lecture on “Archipelago Plastic: Art and Sea Currents in Caribbean Art.” 

Thursday, November 29th, 1pm. Wilson 142. Graduate Colloquium – Alison Glassie dissertation chapter workshop.

Wednesday, November 14th, 11.50a-1.30p. Bryan 229 – Faculty Lunch (RSVP to Kevin Rose) – Tony Perry (Carter Woodson Institute, University of Virginia) The Environmental History of Slavery 

Friday, November 9th, 10am. Nau 441. Visiting Researcher – Justin Farrell (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies) The Battle for Yellowstone.

Wednesday, October 24th, Graduate Colloquium – 4:00-5:00pm, Wilson 142.

Wednesday, October 17th – Faculty Lunch – Kwame Otu (Carter Woodson Institute, University of Virginia)  On Toxic Citizens: Ecologies of Suffering and Resignation in Neoliberal Ghana 

Tuesday, September 8th – Drop-in Info Session for Graduate Students (coffee and bagels provided) – 10:00-11:30am, Wilson 142.