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Humanities Planning Group 2015-2016 HPG Events

2016 Humanities Week Events

2016 HUMANITIES WEEK – “Humanities and the Natural World”

Friday, April 8, 2016
Washington State University – Roundtable
CUE 518, Noon (bring your own lunch)

Amanda Boyd, assistant professor, Murrow College of Communication
“Communicating Environmental Health Risks in the Arctic”

Patricia Glazebrook, professor and Chair, Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
“Environmental Justice: Why Science needs Philosophy”

Kota Inoue, assistant professor, Foreign Languages and Cultures
“Ecocritical Reading of the Suburb: Reframing Colonialism from Japan

Ayad Rahmani, associate professor, School of Design & Construction
“Designing for Life: Understanding Wright through Emerson”

Jeffrey Sanders, associate professor of History
“The Postwar Politics of Urban Environmental History”

Monday, April 11, 2016
University of Washington – Roundtable

Honors Hall Lounge, 5:30 p.m.

Linda Nash, John C. Smith professor of History
“Grounding Knowledge in the Anthropocene: A Historian’s Perspective

Rich Watts, professor and Chair, French and Italian Studies
“The Water Crisis Across the Disciplines”

Sabine Wilke, professor of German
“How Sick is the Earth in German Literature and Culture?”

Jesse Oak Taylor, assistant professor of English
“Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times”

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: William “Bill” McKibben
“The Human Element in Nature: From Harm to Hope”
CUB Senior Ballroom, 5:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Report from the Front Lines of Climate Change,”  William “Bill” McKibben

Bryan Hall 308, Foley Speaker’s Room, Noon