The Bucknell Humanities Center Programming Series for 2017-2018 will bring diverse humanistic perspectives to bear on the concept of sustainability. Invited lecturers will address the following questions:

  • What can the Humanities contribute to interdisciplinary reflection on sustainability, particularly as this concept has taken on new meaning and significance in the context of climate change and the Anthropocene?
  • Can the "environmental humanities" (history, philosophy, aesthetics, religious studies, literature, theater, film, media studies) produce new modes of knowledge necessary to guide global and local decision-makers?
  • How are humanists, in collaboration with other disciplines and communities, responding to the multi-faceted challenge of shaping a sustainable future?

Fall 2017

Joni Adamson

Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213)

Joni AdamsonJoni Adamson, Professor of English at Arizona State University, will be giving a lecture entitled "Humanizing Sustainability."

 


Paul B. Thompson

Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213)

Paul B. ThompsonPaul B. Thompson, Professor and W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics and a faculty member in the departments of Philosophy, Community Sustainability, and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, will be giving a lecture entitled "Sustainability Paradigms"

In addition to this lecture, Prof. Thompson will be leading a lunchtime discussion on “Food Ethics for Everyone” which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 12-1:30 p.m. in Arches Lounge (LANG 304). An RSVP is required and space is limited. Please see the announcement posted on the Message Center to sign up for the luncheon.


Spring 2018

Carolyn M. Finney

Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213)

Carolyn M. Finney, Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, will be giving a lecture entitled "Empowering Sustainability."


Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213)

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, an artist in New York City and Jerusalem, will be giving a lecture entitled "Imagining Sustainable Futures."

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