The Humanities and Our Natural World
Our evolving relationship with the natural world we inhabit and questions of environmental sustainability in an era of climate change figure among the most pressing issues that we face today. Debates relating to the environment and questions of sustainability often center on work by scientists, yet humanities scholars and creative writers have much to contribute to these conversations. The rapidly growing field of environmental humanities incorporates a range of disciplinary approaches, including but not limited to history, literary studies, philosophy, and religious studies. The Hall Center for the Humanities’ 2021-2022 speaker series, In Search of Harmony: The Humanities and Our Natural World, features a range of humanities scholars and creative writers whose exciting, thought-provoking work explores the complicated relationships between humans and the living world that surrounds us.
All events in this series, whether in-person, hybrid, or entirely virtual, will be live-streamed via The Hall Center's Crowdcast Page. Details regarding venue, registration, or ticketing for live events will be made available two weeks prior to each event. Please follow the Hall Center on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or check our calendar on the Hall Center website for further details.
Terry Tempest Williams
"The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks", this will be a virtual event, live-streamed via Crowdcast.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
"Dub: Finding Ceremony", this will be an online event, presented via Crowdcast.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
"Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants", in partnership with the KU Common Book Program, this event will be live-streamed via Crowdcast, please register via link below...
"Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait"
This is an online event.