Yale University’s Second Annual Symposium on the Environmental Humanities

February 22, 2018

The Yale Environmental Humanities Initiative invites submissions from Yale graduate students for a daylong research symposium on the environmental humanities. (Click here for information on the 2017 symposium, “More than Nature.”)

Hosted by the Whitney Humanities Center on Thursday, May 3, 2018 the conference will bring together students working within this emerging interdisciplinary field from across the university—in history, music, literature, religious studies, philosophy, film and media studies, anthropology, architecture, history of art, history of science and medicine, and other disciplines investigating the intersections of nature and society. Our goals are to showcase in-progress scholarship, foster exchange between students working across diverse disciplines, and explore the potential of the environmental humanities as a unifying intellectual project. Students will prepare short (8-10 minute) presentations outlining their projects. Grouped thematically, each panel will include a faculty host who will facilitate a 10-minute discussion following the talks. The conversations will explore the relationship between ongoing research and the theoretical and programmatic concerns of the environmental humanities. There is no registration fee, and food will be provided. 

All graduate students who understand themselves to be working within this field are invited to submit abstracts (250 words or less). We seek to be as inclusive as possible in accommodating a variety of approaches and topics. To facilitate a creative grouping of talks, please list five topical or theoretical themes you would use to characterize your work along with your abstract.

Follow this link to submit an abstract: https://goo.gl/forms/2rdDkUV9o2PGkV4z2. Please submit by midnight on Friday, March 9.

In addition, students interested in taking part in a poster session are invited to submit proposals on their work and to indicate how it might be displayed visually.

For questions, please contact:

Taylor Rose: taylor.rose @yale.edu

Teona Williams: Teona.williams @yale.edu