The future of our environment is among the most pressing issues of our time. In 2022-23, URI’s Center for the Humanities is devoting its annual lecture series to the environmental humanities, a discipline that uses humanistic questions and methods to shed light on how we interpret our environment and envision its future. This yearlong series draws on the expertise of environmental historians, literary scholars, musicians and writers to demonstrate the role the humanities can play in understanding and addressing the urgent environmental questions of the day.
All events in the series are free and open to the public. Please click the link to your chosen event for more information and registration.
Paths to Wildness, Gavin Van Horn – Center for Humans and Nature
Wednesday, February 8, 7 pm
Go in the Wilderness: Black Spirituals and the Natural Environment, Jake Blount
Friday, February 24, 3 pm & 8 pm
A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Elizabeth Kolbert, Elizabeth Kolbert – The New Yorker
Thursday, April 13, 4 pm