Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, December 16, 2011

Environments and Societies at UC Davis

The UC Davis Mellon Research Initiative "Environments & Societies: History, Literature, and Justice" 2012 Colloquium Series

The weekly colloquium will focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration in the environmental humanities and humanistic social sciences to undertake a broad rethinking of human-nature interactions that are critical to meeting the environmental challenges of our era.

Each meeting will feature an invited presenter whose work will be pre-circulated for discussion. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 4-6pm in 126 Voorhies Hall, beginning February 8 and ending on May 2.

More information is available at:

The current schedule of speakers (please continue to check the website for updated presentation titles):

February 8, 2012 – Sarah Jaquette Ray: The Ecological Other: Bodies, Nature, and Exclusion
February 15, 2012 – Valerie Kuletz: The “Elemental” Problems of Life: Un-Natural Natures in the Age of Fukushima
February 22, 2012 – Nancy Peluso
February 29, 2012 - Stuart Kendall
March 7, 2012 – Richard Hiskes
April 4, 2012 - Ursula K. Heise
April 11, 2012 – David Correia
April 18, 2012 - Thomas Andrews
April 25, 2012 - TBA
May 2, 2012 – Connie Chiang

Please forward to any colleagues who may be interested and invite them to join the Environments & Societies listserv by contacting:

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