In this time of profound environmental transformation, humanities perspectives are urgently needed to help interpret and give meaning to the rapidly changing world around us. Humanities scholars have an opportunity to reshape how we think about environmental problems and “the environment” itself.  

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During the 2018-2019 academic year, Yale Environmental Humanities convened a yearlong conversation on “Energy and the Humanities,” in addition to our regular ongoing programming. The Energy Humanities thematic year included roundtables and workshops featuring Yale faculty and student work, visiting speakers, and three workshops/conferences. Two new courses, “American Energy History” and “Energy and Society” also were offered in the spring semester.

Read more about the “Energy and the Humanities” thematic program.


May 15, 2019
View or Download: “Energy and the Humanities,” 2018-2019 Report During the 2018-2019 academic year, Yale Environmental Humanities  hosted a yearlong...
Tomo Sugimoto
May 13, 2019
The Council on East Asian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, in partnership with Yale...
May 2, 2019
The Yale Environmental Humanities Initiative is pleased to announce that its third Annual Graduate Symposium on the Environmental Humanities will be...