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Dissertation Workshop: Apocalyptic Sublime: From the Spectacle of Risk, to the Risk of Spectacle
Joanna Nurmis (Journalism Studies, The University of Maryland)
Tuesday, 5/30/2017
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
Stanford University
 
Spring Environmental Humanities Seminar: 
Ecopoetics: Projects and Possibilities
With Juliana Spahr (English, Mills College)
Wednesday, May 10th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Pedagogy Workshop: Community Engaged Pedagogy and the Environmental Humanities
Sarah Truebe (Director of Community Engaged Learning in Environmental Sustainability, Stanford)
Thursday, 4/27/2017
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Room 424
Stanford University
 
The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America
Janet M. Davis (Professor of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin)
Tuesday, 4/18/2017
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
A co-sponsored event hosted by Stanford's American Studies Program
 
Dissertation Workshop: "From 'Natural State' to Wetware: A Literary History of American Biohacking"
Rebecca Wilbanks (PhD candidate, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford)
Tuesday, 3/7/2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Building 50, Room 51A (Anthropology Department)
Stanford University
 
Pedagogy Workshop: Teaching Climate Fiction and Eco-Poetry to Undergraduates
Scott Lankford (Professor of English, Honors Institute Instructor, Language Arts Division, Foothill College)
Thursday, 3/2/2017
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Building 50, Room 51A Anthropology Department)
Stanford University
 
Winter Environmental Humanities Seminar: 
Art, Climate, Justice
With T. J. Demos (UC Santa Cruz History of Art and Visual Culture)
Thursday, 2/9/2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bldg. 50, Room 51A 
 
Dissertation Workshop: "A Post-Mortem Cartography of Corals: Mapping Geo-Vitalism in the Works of Rebecca Stott and Jason deCaires Taylor"
Sarah Bezan (English and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta)
Wednesday, 1/25/2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th Floor
Stanford University
 
Fall Environmental Humanities Seminar: 
Climate Fictions
With distinguished participant Mark McGurl (Stanford English)
Tuesday, 11/15/2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Dissertation Workshop: "The Other Animals: Naturalism and Nonhuman Character"
Vicky Googasian  (PhD candidate, English, Stanford)
Tuesday, 5/31/2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Spring Environmental Humanities Seminar: 
Infrastructure, Technology, and the Future of California Water
With distinguished participants Mikael Wolfe (Stanford History) and Laci Videmsky (Berkeley College of Environmental Design)
Tuesday, 5/17/2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Water Futures and Fictions: A Lecture on Climate Change and Speculative Fiction
Kim Stanley Robinson
Tuesday, 5/3/2016
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Oshman Hall (Room 102) 
McMurtry Art & Architecture Building
 
Dissertation Workshop: "Navigating the Archive of Helen and Newton Harrison: 50 Years of Arts Research, Ecology, and Social Practice"
Laura Cassidy Rogers (PhD candidate, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford)
Tuesday, 3/8/2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Tumultuous Curiosity: Naturalism & Revolution in American Literature 
Michael Boyden (Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University, Department of English)
Tuesday, 3/1/2016
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
A co-sponsored event hosted by the Working Group on the Contemporary
 
Fall Environmental Humanities Seminar: 
Migration, Farming, Labor, and Livelihoods
With distinguished participant Héctor Hoyos (Stanford DLCL)
Tuesday, 2/23/2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Multispecies Justice in the Anthropocene
Ursula K. Heise (Marcia Howard Professor of Environmental Humanities, UCLA, Department of English, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability)
Tuesday, 2/16/2016
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
EHP is co-sponsoring this event hosted by the Interdisciplinary Working Group in Critical Theory and the Program in Modern Thought and Literature
 
Dissertation Workshop: "Tracing The Arctic Regions: William Bradford, Photography and the Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics of Ice"
George Philip LeBourdais (PhD candidate, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford)
Tuesday, 12/1/2015 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McMurtry Building, Room 360
 
Fall Environmental Humanities Seminar: 
Land Claims, Settlement, and California's Irrigation Economy
With distinguished participants Gary Libecap (Hoover Institution, UCSB) and Barton "Buzz” Thompson (Woods Institute, Stanford)
Tuesday, 11/17/2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Ethics, Agency, and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: A Symposium
Keynote address by Timothy Morton, (English, Rice University)
Friday,  4/17/2015
10:00AM to 6:30PM
Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley
 
Invisible Beasts and Biological Tales: Writing the Posthumanist Bestiary
Sharona Muir, (Bowling Green State University)
Thursday, 2/19/2015
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Animals in the Moving Image: A Documentary Film Series
Screening 3: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson's, Tokyo Waka, Keith Wilson’s, The Shrimp
Wednesday, 5/14/2014
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium
 
Screening 2: Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, and Pierre Perrual’s Pour La Suite du Monde
Wednesday, 5/14/2014
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
 
Screening 1: Judy Irving’s The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, and Elizabeth Lo’s Last Stop in Santa Rosa
Q&A with Filmmakers after screening
Wednesday, 5/7/2014
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
 
Animal // Environment: A Multidisciplinary Symposium
With Wayne H. Hsiung (Current Law Group, Direct Action Everywhere), Vasile Stănescu, (Mercer University, Department of Communication Studies)
Keynote address by Robert Pogue Harrison, (Professor of Italian, Stanford)
 
Can Poetry Save the Earth?: An Evening of Poetry and Critical Conversation
John Felstiner, (Professor Emeritus, English, Stanford), Arif Gamal, (Author of Morning in Serra Mattu: A Nubian Ode, College of Marin), Austin Smith, (Author of Almanac: Poems, Stanford Creative Writing Program), Hazel White (Author of Peril as Enrichment, Headlands Center for the Arts), Keith Ekiss, (Author of Pima Road Notebook, Stanford Creative Writing Program)
Thursday, 3/6/2014
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Field Notes: An Open Forum on Environmental Humanities at Stanford
Thursday, 11/14/2013
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
Human/Resources: A Free Film Series on Energy, Environment, and Justice
Screening 3: Slawomihn Grünberg’s Fenceline: A Company Town Divided and Josh Fox’s Gasland
And a roundtable discussion with Jamie Meltzer (Stanford Department of Art & Art History), Mark Budolfson (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Society), and Danny Cullenward (Stanford Law School and E-IPER). 
 
Screening 2: Werner Herzen’s Lessons of Darkness, and Saul Bass’s The Solar Film
Tuesday, 4/16/2013
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
 
Screening 1: Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, with introductions by Nicholas Bauch (Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford) and Mike Metzger (Department of Art & Art History)
Tuesday, 4/9/20
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium
 
The Future of Environmentalism
Zenon Culverhouse, (Thinking Matters, Stanford), Jean-Pierre Dupuy, (Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy Ecole Polytechnique, Stanford University), Cheryll Glotfelty, (English, University of Nevada, Reno), Jenny Price, (UCLA Center for the Study of Women) 
Wednesday, 3/6/2013
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
California as an Island
Rebecca Solnit, A Visiting Scholar at The Bill Lane Center for the American West and Stanford Libraries
Tuesday, 1/22/2013
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Thornton Center, Room 110
 
Eco-Media
Allison Carruth, Department of English, UCLA
Heather Houser, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin
Gail Wight, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University
Thursday, 11/1/2012
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
Stop Saving the Planet!
Jenny Price, A Visiting Scholar at The Bill Lane Center for the American West
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Monday, 10/1/2012
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point
Subhankar Banerjee
Thursday 5/10/2012
6:00PM to 8:00 PM
Cummings Art Building, ART4
 
Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
Rob Nixon, (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monday, 4/9/2012
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, ROOM 299
 
The Developmental Origins of Disease: Legal and Moral Implications
Carl Cranor, (Philosophy and Environmental Toxicology, UC Riverside)
Monday 5/7/2012
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, ROOM 299
 
Love Your Monsters: Postenvironmentalism and the Anthropocene
Michael Shellenberger, (Breakthrough Institute, Oakland)
Tuesday, 5/29/2012
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, Room 382
 
Before the Law: Animals and Biopolitical Thought
Cary Wolfe, (English, Rice University)
Respondent: Matthew Calarco, Philosophy, Cal State Fullerton
Monday, 1/30/2012 6PM to 8PM
Y2E2, Room 101
 
Animal Law: The Newest Social Justice Movement
Bruce Wagman, (Law, Schiff Hardin LLC)
Monday, February 27, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, Room 300 
 
Sustainability, Equity, and Rights: Human-Animal-Nature Interactions & Intersections
Mia MacDonald, (Founder & Executive Director, Brighter Green)
Monday, March 12, 6PM to 8PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460) 
Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
Windshield Vipers and Language Barracudas
Nina Katchadourian
Thursday, 2/9/2012, 6:30PM  to 8:00PM
Cummings Art Building, ART4
 
An Ecology of Art: Human and Land Rights in Australian Aboriginal Painting
John Carty, (Art History & Anthropology, Australian National University)
Monday, 10/3/2012 
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Stanford Humanities Center Board Room
 
Finding a Future for Climate Ethics
Andrew Light,  (Director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy,
University Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University) 
Monday, 10/31/2012, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, Room 300 
 
In Search of Refuge: Climate Justice and Climate-Induced Migration
Maxine Burkett, (Law, University of Hawaii, Director, Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy)
Monday, December 5, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Bldg. 460, Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
Force Majeure Works from Tibet and the Peninsula of Europe to the Sierra Nevada
Helen Meyer Harrison and Newton Harrison, (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Thursday, 11/10/2011, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room (4th Floor)
 
Environmentalism and Animated Film
Tuesday, 4/19/2011, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
Digital Maps and Spatial Histories
Tuesday, 5/10/2011, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, Room 299 
 
Curating Biodiversity
Wednesday, 6/1/2011, 3:00pm
Field trip to the Oakland Museum's 
Natural Sciences Collections
 
Biodiversity In Four Dimensions
Friday, 4/8/2011, 10:00AM to 4:30PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room (4th Floor)
 
Biodiversity: Strangers and Natives
1/25/2011, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, Room 299 
 
Biodiversity: Advocates and Critics
2/8/2011 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Y2E2, Room 299 
 
Biodiversity on the Move
3/1/2011 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor 
 
Discussion of Indra Sinha's novel, Animal's People, & Kim Fortun's, Advocacy After Bhopal
Tuesday, 10/5/2010, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Campfire Talk: The Los Angeles Urban Rangers Enact the Megalopolis
Jenny Price (UCLA) and Nick Bauch (Stanford)
Tuesday, 11/2/2010 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Y2E2, Room 299
 
Discussion of Michel Serres' The Parasite
Tuesday, December 7, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
The Humic Foundations of Human Culture
Tuesday, 5/18/2011, 2010, 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Y2E2, Room 300
 
Global Warming: How the Past Figures in Current Debates
Friday, 4/30/2011, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Does Global Climate Change History? 
Dipesh Chakrabarty (Chicago) and Richard White (Stanford)
Thursday, 4/29/2010, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Y2E2, Room 111
 
Skeptical Environmentalism
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Y2E2, Room 101
 
Cultural Ecosystem Services: Can We Value the Intangible?
Tuesday, 3/16/2010, 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
Environmental Writing in Four Dimensions: Science, Journalism, History, Fiction
Friday, March 5, 12 to 5 pm
 
Water Library
Friday, 2/ 26/2010, 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
Terrace Room, 4th floor
 
What Can the Humanities Contribute to the Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB)?
Tuesday, 1/19/2010, 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Y2E2, Room 299