Friday 18th, 2022, 2pm. Andua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Ghazal Jafari and Marco Wilkinson. Plant Diaspora (Environmental Humanities at Scale). Contact: Mary Kuhn (, Brian Teare (, and Adrienne Ghaly (

SCALE poster Plant Diaspora

Marco Wilkinson is the author of Madder: A Memoir in Weeds. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review, DIAGRAM, Territory, Seneca Review, and elsewhere. He currently teaches creative writing at University of California San Diego and is a faculty member of Antioch University’s Creative Writing MFA program. He is also the nonfiction editor at Los Angeles Review

Dr. Ghazal Jafari is an award-winning designer, spatial historian, and territorial scholar in exile, originally trained as an architect and urban designer. Her research focuses on spatial and environmental justice, racialized geographies, infrastructures of domination, feminist theories, immigrant narratives, and non-Western spatial discourses. She is the founding director of Miyān Rudān/ميان‌ رودان (’Between Rivers’ in Farsi), a territorial initiative based in borderlands of Iran and Iraq. Her recent projects and publications include TOWARDS A FLORA OF THE FUTURE (2022), A BOTANY OF VIOLENCE: Across 529 Years of Resistance & Resurgence (Goff books, 2021), “NO DESIGN ON STOLEN LAND: Dismantling Design’s Dehumanizing White Supremacy” Architectural Design 90 (2020). She is an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia School of Architecture. 


Monday, November 23, 2020, 12pm. Ash Duhrkoop and Kevin Rose. History and Environment (EH Flash Talks in Method).

Friday, February 21st, 12:45pm. Corner Building (1400 University Ave). Nicole Bonino and Blair Wilner – Environmental Literature (Flash Talks on Environmental Method series). More here.

CONVERGENCES: Integrating Environmental Arts, Humanities, & Sciences (September 19th – 27th)

Thursday, September 19 – “Coasts in Crisis: Art and Conversation After Recent Hurricanes”

12:00-1:30pm. Hotel A, Global Grounds. Hurricane María and the Puerto Rican Art Museum. Lunch talk featuring Sandra Cintrón, Chief Registrar and Collections Manager of the Fralin Museum.

4:00pm. Brooks Hall Commons. Exhibit Opening. Works by artists from the U.S. South and Greater Caribbean including David Berg (St. Croix, Virgin Islands), Sally Binard (Florida/ Haiti), Jo Cosme (Puerto Rico/ Seattle), Nicole Delgado (Puerto Rico), Alfonso Fuentes (Puerto Rico), and Sarabel Santos Negrón (Puerto Rico).

Friday, September 20 – Monday, September 23 – Costal Futures Conservatory Fall Festival.

Friday, September 20, 10:00am. Clark Hall Mural Room. “Shoreline Project.” Exhibit Opening with Liz Miller.

Saturday, September 21, 4:00-6:00pm. Barrier Islands Center (Machipongo, VA). “Listening for Coastal Futures.” Sound-art Exhibit Opening with Public Reception and Talks.

Monday, September 23, 9:00am-12:00pm. Pavilion VII. Joint Session with Arctic Colab. Presentations from Arctic youth ambassadors; lectures by Arctic researchers Anna Liljedahl, Craig Tweedie, Christina Bonsell; music with 8th Blackbird.

Monday, September 23, 2:00-4:00pm. Corner Building (1400 University Ave). Pan-University Institute. Music with 8th Blackbird; lecture on science–humanities collaborations by Michael Nelson (Oregon State); research flash talks from Charlotte Rogers, Andrew Kahrl.

Monday, September 23, 3:00pm. Old Cabell Hall. Joint Conservatory/Arctic Colab Concert. 8th Blackbird and other artists.

Monday, September 23 – Wednesday, September 25 – Arctic Colab: Bridging Science, Art, and Community in the New Arctic.

Monday, September 23. Arctic Research Symposium. Invited speakers presenting on recent Arctic research, organized into three sessions: “Land, Coasts, and Ocean,” “Infrastrcture,” and “Community.”

Tuesday, September 24. Interactive Panel Discussions. Four themes (Land, Coasts/Ocean, Infrastructure, and Community) revisited in panel discussions facilitating exchange between scholars and stakeholders.

Tuesday, September 24. Ruffin Hall. Art exhibition reception. Artists: Gabrielle Russomagno (School of Visual Arts) and Yvonne Love (Penn State Abington).

Wednesday, September 25. Eco-acoustics workshop. 

Thursday, September 26 – Friday, September 27 – Species Extinction and the Humanities: A Symposium

Thursday, September 26, 4:30pm. Harrison Small Auditorium. Keynote: “The Silent Music of Extinction.” Ursula K. Heise (UCLA). Reception to follow, with “Burning the Library of Life” exhibit opening.

Friday, September 27, 9:30am. Harrison Small Auditorium. All day symposium.  John Barnard (English, The College of Wooster), Brooke Jarvis (New York Times), Kim Tallbear (Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta), Julianne Warren (The Center for Humans and Nature).  Flash talks by Ali Glassie (English, University of Virginia), Geoff Luck (Documentary filmmaker, Executive Producer, National Geographic Television), Molly Schwartzburg (Curator of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library). 

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. 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.” 

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