“Spring 2024 Environmental Humanities Symposium”

Event time: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 2:30pm
HQ 136 (320 York Street) See map
Event description: 
Please join us for the Spring 2024 Environmental Humanities Graduate Symposium on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1st, from 2:30 pm onwards at HQ 136 (320 York Street). The Symposium will provide a forum for researchers across the university to share and discuss work related to the environmental humanities, and include a small reception.

2:30 pm to 3:20 pm | Panel I & Discussions

  • Kamil Ahsan (History of Science & Medicine), ‘The Reef as Rock: Coastal Assemblages in Postcolonial Ceylon, 1948-1977’
  • Shoko Yamada (Anthropology and Environment), ‘Promises and Regrets: Negotiating Repair after Toxic Exposure in Japan’
  • Kristine Ericson (History of Science & Medicine), ‘Sunlight, Water, and House Paint: Material Weathering Tests since 1906’

Faculty Moderator: Prof. Sunil Amrith (History)

3:20 pm to 3:30 pm | Tea + Coffee Break

3:30 pm to 4:20 pm | Panel II & Discussions

  • Xiyao Fu and Junhan Hu (Environment), ‘Bringing Climate to the Ground: Indigenous Climate Knowledge from the Yunnan Forests and the Tibetan Plateau in China’ 
  • Marcus Yee (History), ‘Lineages of the Urban Tropics’
  • Anika Reynar (Environment and Divinity), ‘Maya, Mennonites and (Agri)Cultural Negotiations: Visions of “A Good Place” in Campeche, Mexico’

Faculty Moderator: Dr. Lloyd Alimboyao Sy (English)

4:20 pm to 4:30 pm | Tea + Coffee Break

4:30 to 5:05 pm | Lightning Talks

  • Gino Marcelo Rivera Bulnes (Environment), ‘Carnivore’s Tales: Exploring Cultural Beliefs in Wildlife Conservation’
  • Alberto Martinez Garcia (Architecture), ‘Markets as Transcultural Typologies; An Analysis of Alcaicería de San Fernando in Manila.’ 
  • Ankush Arora (History of Art), ‘Navigating Empires: Lucknow’s Gomti River’
  • Jack L. Markowitz (Environment), ‘Museums Everywhere! Environmental (Justice) Values in Chilean Street Art’ 

Faculty Moderator: Prof. Pauline LeVen (Classics)

5:05 pm - 6:00 pm | Reception

Yale Environmental Humanities gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the 320 York Humanities Grant Program, the Yale School of the Environment, Yale School of Architecture, the Whitney Humanities Center, and The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.
In case of queries, please contact us at environmentalhumanities@yale.edu.