Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Environmental Humanities 2020-21

The initiative for Environmental Humanities at Brown hosted its first welcome webinar in Fall 2020 and a series of events exploring the way we conceive of chemical exposures, urban landscapes, and invasive species, among other urgent topics at the threshold between environment and human activity.

In conjunction with the collaborative humanities seminar "Environmental Humanities" (HMAN 2400I) taught by Bathsheba Demuth and Lukas Rieppel in Fall 2020, the initiative invited Michelle Murphy, AM Kanngieser, and Zoe Todd to discuss decolonial approaches to the field of environmental humanities in both workshop and lecture formats.

Watch or rewatch two webinars hosted by Mark Cladis in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 with guest speaker Azzurra Cox on "landscapes of belonging" and postdoctoral fellow David Frank on "the ethics of biodiversity." At Brown, David Frank is affiliated with both the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the department of philosophy.

Banner image: Detail from a sketch for the India Basin Shoreline Park in San Francisco discussed by landscape designer Azzurra Cox, a GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol) associate, in the environmental humanities webinar recorded on November 11, 2020.