Announcing Environments & Societies Winter Colloquium Series

The "Environments & Societies: History, Literature, and Justice" Research Initiative has announced its Winter Quarter 2017 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 on Wednesdays at 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


February 1 

Andrew Isenberg, Temple University

An Empire of Remedy: Vaccination, Natives, and Narratives in the North American West

228 Voorhies Hall (DHI Conference Room)


February 8

Benjamin Morgan, University of Chicago

Fin du Globe: On Decadent Planets

126 Voorhies Hall 


February 15

Loren Michael Mortimer, UC Davis

Bear Years and Borderlands: Indigenous Political Ecologies in Colonial North America

126 Voorhies Hall 


February 22

Arnab Dey,  SUNY Binghamton

Unkempt Edens: Tea and the Culture of Commerce in Eastern India

126 Voorhies Hall 


March 1

Cori Knutden, UC Davis

Building Straight People: Urban Environments and the Infrastructure of Heteronormativity in California's East Bay, 1920-1941

228 Voorhies Hall (DHI Conference Room)


March 8

Keith Miyake, UC Davis

The Racial Environmental State

126 Voorhies Hall


Download the Winter 2017 Colloquium Series poster or visit the E&S website.