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.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, we will pursue a yearlong conversation on “Energy Humanities,” in addition to our regular ongoing programming. The Energy Humanities thematic year includes roundtables and workshops featuring Yale faculty and student work, six visiting speakers, and two international workshops. Two new courses, “American Energy History” and “Energy and Society” also will be offered in the spring semester.