Humanizing Sustainability

Join us this fall and spring for a series of talks about Humanizing Sustainability.

  • Sept. 26, 2017, Joni Adamson (Arizona State), Keynote Address, (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
  • Nov. 14, 2017, Paul Thompson (Michigan State), "Sustainability Paradigms", (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
  • March 8, 2018, Carolyn Finney (Kentucky), (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
  • April 19, 2018, Mierle Laderman Ukeles (New York City and Jerusalem), (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)
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Spring 2018

Jan. 18 - BHC Happy Hour (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Jan. 25 - BHC Symposium (Maria Balcells, philosophy): "Passing Time: Temporal Experience and Illusion" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 8 - BHC Symposium (Stuart Young, religious studies): "The Fabric of Monasticism: Buddhism in the Silk Cultures of Medieval China" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 15 - BHC Symposium (Jaye Austin Williams, Africana studies): "Radical Black Drama-as-Theory: The Black Feminist Dramatic on the Protracted Event-Horizon" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 22 - BHC Symposium (Peter Wilshusen, environmental studies): "Economy's Nature: Assembling Economistic Environmental Governance" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

March 1 - BHC Symposium (Anna Paparcone, Italian studies), "Italian Gender(ed) Cinema? Women in Focus: Breaking Stereotypes through Body and Language" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

March 3 - Animal Rights Conference: TBA

March 8 - Humanizing Sustainability Series: Carolyn Finney (Kentucky): "Empowering Sustainability" (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)

Mar. 22 - BHC Symposium: (Matthew Slater, philosophy and Duane Griffin, geography), "Climate Change: A Diabolical Problem” (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

March 29 - BHC Symposium: (GC Waldrep, English - creative writing), "The Relationship Between Ecopoetics and the Epic in Contemporary Literature, including a reading from his work-in-progress, Glebelands" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.) 

April 5 - BHC Symposium: (Lindsey Mazurek, classics & ancient Mediterranean studies), "The Problem of Greekness: Fashioning Cultural Identities in the Roman Empire" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

April 12 - BHC Symposium: (Song Chen, East Asian studies), "Master of Our Land: Gods, Ethnicity, and Settlement Rights in Sichuan, China, 800-1300" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

April 19 - Humanizing Sustainability Series: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, "Imagining Sustainable Futures" (Traditional Reading Room, 5 p.m.)

April 26 - BHC Symposium: (Janice Mann, art history), "Ways of Seeing Civilization on Your TV, 1969-1972" (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

May 3 - BHC Happy Hour (Willard Smith, 4:30 p.m.)

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