Announcing Environments & Societies Spring 2018 Colloquium Series

The Environments & Societies Research Initiative has announced its Spring Quarter 2018 colloquium series. Speakers from a variety of universities will address the human-nature interactions critical to meeting the environmental challenges of our era.

The initiative builds cross-disciplinary collaboration in the environmental humanities and humanistic social sciences. Colloquium participants should plan to download and read the discussion paper, which you can access by joining the E&S mailing list or

All colloquia will take place in the History Library (4217 SS&H), 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 11

History and Biology in the Age of the Anthropocene: Questions of Scale, Questions of Value

Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame


Wednesday, April 25

Menagerie: People and Wildlife in the American City

Peter Alagona, Associate Professor of History, UC Santa Barbara


Wednesday, May 9

Forms of Survival

Jason Groves, Assistant Professor of Germanics, University of Washington


Wednesday, May 30

Unsettling Times: Sociological Reflections on Living Well in a Changing Climate

Kari Norgaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon


Download the Spring 2018 Colloquium Series poster or visit the E&S website.