Lecture: Bethany Wiggin (UPenn)

December 4, 2018
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
University Hall 038
Prof. Wiggin (UPenn) to lecture at Ohio State

You are cordially invited

Pedagogy of the Climate Changed:
Environmental Humanities
and the Right to Research


In a present time of accelerating, anthropogenically driven climate change, "environmental humanities" articulates the need to situate study of the environment in locations in addition to science departments. This talk explores two case studies for environmental humanities research across the arts and sciences. The first aims to understand urban waterways as archives and considers how to create their digital counterparts; the second considers climate and environmental data as lively: metrics that describe living worlds and shape their life chances.  

Bethany Wiggin, PhD, is Associate Professor of German and Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and English, at UPenn.

Her research interests include environmental humanities, translation and multilingualism, cultural memory, public history and humanities.

 

 

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