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.
Slow Violence and Our Political Moment – Click here to register
Wednesday, September 21, 4pm
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail – Click here to register
Thursday, October 13, 4pm
Indigenous Women’s Knowledge: Prairies, Power, and Plants – Click here to register
Wednesday, October 26, 4pm
A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams – Click here to register
Terry Tempest Williams
Thursday, December 1, 4pm