Announcing Environments & Societies Winter 2018 Colloquium Series

The Environments & Societies Research Initiative has announced its Winter Quarter 2018 colloquium series. Speakers from several different 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 L.J. Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H) on Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


January 24 

Blood Sport in the Pacific Whaling Fleet

Lissa Wadewitz, History, Linfield College


January 31

Herbs and Roots: Toward an Environmental History of Chinese Medicine in the United States

Tamara Venit-Shelton, History, Claremont College


February 14

Bird Class: Poetry, Ornithology, and Energy Transition at the Turn of the 19th Century

Michael Ziser, English, UC Davis


February 21

Bodies Undone: Disability as Atmosphere in Contemporary US Literatures of Environmental Justice

Jina Kim, English, Smith College


March 7

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Christina Gerhardt, German, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


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