“Energy and the Humanities”– A Yearlong Conversation

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Yale Environmental Humanities will mount a yearlong conversation to explore the intersection of energy and the humanities. The program includes roundtables and workshops featuring Yale faculty and student work, six visiting speakers, and two international workshops in the spring. Two new courses, “American Energy History” and “Energy and Society” also will be offered in the spring semester.

These activities seek to bring together a diverse set of voices to explore the present and future of the energy humanities. Participation is invited from Yale faculty and students working on energy issues from fields as disparate as literature, philosophy, the arts, history, anthropology, gender studies, development studies, and film and media studies, as well as colleagues approaching energy studies from the social sciences, engineering, and natural sciences.

June 23, 2022
From September 9, 2022 to January 8, 2023, the Yale University Art Gallery will present Fazal Sheikh: Exposures. Fazal Sheikh (born 1965) has spent his career photographing...
June 9, 2022
Yale historian and Environmental Humanities affiliate Sunil Amrith has been awarded the 2022 Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History in recognition of his examination of the...
May 16, 2022
Yale Environmental Humanities is delighted to announce the twelve 2022 recipients of the Graduate Certificate in the Environmental Humanities sponsored by the Yale Graduate...
May 9, 2022
2020 Environmental Humanities grantee Taiga Christie co-organized two outdoor performance pieces at Yale Schwarzman Center as part of her grant project: This Place is a...
May 6, 2022
Yale Environmental Humanities is pleased to announce the (Re)thinking Landscape Conference, to take place September 29–October 1, 2022. The conference is organized by...
May 3, 2022
Directed by Environmental Humanities grantees Sawyer Cresap and Ben Stern, A Climate of Anxiety investigates how climate change anxiety impacts the next generation of...
May 2, 2022
Sea and Land: An Environmental History of the Caribbean Philip J. Morgan, John R. McNeill, Matthew Mulcahy, and Stuart B. Schwartz Oxford University Press, 2022 Sea and Land ...
April 27, 2022
On Tuesday, May 3, graduate students from a diverse array of Yale programs and departments will share their research at the Spring 2022 Graduate Symposium in the...
April 25, 2022
Meredith Miller and MJ Millington received support from the 2021 Environmental Humanities Grant Program for their interdisciplinary art project, Dreaming Animals, currently...
April 21, 2022
Meredith Miller and MJ Millington, two of our 2021 Environmental Humanities Grant Recipients, were featured in a recent Yale News article titled “Dreaming animals: Beinecke...
April 13, 2022
Consciousness, the distinctive quality that allows humans to perceive the world, sometimes gets in the way of people trying to comprehend the ecosystems in which they live —...
April 8, 2022
Organized by the Desert Futures Collective, the upcoming “Desert Futures : Sahara” symposium will bring together artists and scholars to investigate the poetics and...
April 4, 2022
The Yale Environmental Law Association has organized a robust series of “Climate+” panels that bring together scholars, organizers, and advocates to deepen our understanding...
March 18, 2022
Call for Papers: Spring 2022 Yale Environmental Humanities Graduate Symposium Application Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022   We are delighted to announce that the Spring 2022...
March 18, 2022
The Yale Environmental Humanities Program is excited to announce the recipients of its 2022 Environmental Public Humanities Grants. The grant program supports projects...
March 18, 2022
2022 Environmental Humanities grantees Elaina Foley and Akio Ho used their award money to organize fSTS@Yale, an undergraduate-led collective that produces programming around...
March 11, 2022
A group of four students and faculty affiliated with the Environmental Humanities program have published an article on the global bushmeat trade in relation to public health...
March 10, 2022
On January 26, 2022, three grantees from the Environmental Humanities Grant Program shared their work in an online public program. We are excited to share a recording of this...
March 3, 2022
EFFY 2022 will take place over three days from March 31st to April 2nd. Screenings will be live and in-person at multiple venues across New Haven, but links to watch the...
March 1, 2022
2022 Environmental Humanities grantee Miguel Gaydosh is organizing a symposium titled What is graphic design made of? on Saturday March, 12. Supported by the School of Art...