The Nelson Institute's Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) draws together faculty, staff, graduate students, and others from a wide array of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to investigate environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history.

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Applications Available for 2015 Place-Based Workshop

Applications for our 2015 Place-Based Workshop, Sacred Space, Place, and Time, are now available. The workshop, which takes places May 17–21, explores how different religious and spiritual communities have engaged environmental themes and mapped their sacred values in space and time.

To apply, please fill out the online form by Friday, February 27, at 5:00 pm.

Tackling Ebola on many fronts
Nelson Institute faculty affiliates Gregg Mitman, Richard Keller and Tony Goldberg are among a cohort of researchers and physicians in the UW-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) community who have personally and professionally confronted the Ebola outbreak — and are looking for ways to avoid the next crisis. 
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Upcoming Events

Colloquium: J. Drew Lanham, "9 Rules for the Black Birder: Why It Matters Who Cares About Nature"
Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 PM, Bradley Memorial, 202/204
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Colloquium: Michael Bell, "An Ancient Triangle: Nature, Faith, and Community"
Wednesday, March 25, 12:00 PM, Bradley Memorial, 202/204
Description TBD.

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