Advancing the Interdisciplinary Environment

Lynn Keller speaking at a podium

A Symposium Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Nelson Institute's Center for Culture, History, and Environment

Saturday, November 4
Fluno Center
601 University Avenue

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Program of Events

8:30 AM

Advancing Interdisciplinary Environmental Scholarship I
Moderator: Sheamus Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alex Nading, Edinburgh University
"Non-Traditional Causes: Environmental Justice Meets Global Health in Nicaraguan Sugar Fields"

Heather Swan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Where Honeybees Thrive: A Search for Interdisciplinary Solutions to Pollinator Decline"

Rob Emmett, Roanoke College
"Pipeline Publics in the Endless Mountains"

10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Taking Environmental Training Beyond the Conventional Classroom
Moderator: Rebecca Summer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Travis Tennessen, Western Washington University
"'Learning as if the real world exists': Experiments Enacting the Wisconsin Idea in the Pacific Northwest"

Amrys Williams, Hagley Museum and Library
"Doing (Environmental) History in Public"

Mike Dockry, U.S. Forest Service
"Using Environmental History Skills to Improve Natural Resource Planning"

Nic Mink, Sitka Salmon Shares
"Telling Fish Stories: How to Take the Post-PhD Fishmonger-Track"

12:00 PM

Attendees are invited to explore the many fantastic restaurants in the campus area during this hour-and-a-half break.

1:30 PM

Advancing Interdisciplinary Environmental Scholarship II
Moderator: Michael Feinberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Megan Raby, University of Texas at Austin
"Ecology and U.S. Empire: Tensions of a Place-Based Science"

Sarah Besky, Brown University
"Environmental Change and Landscapes of Digestion: Tea Tannins, Industrialization, and Human Health, 1900-1940"

Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany-SUNY
"Why Changing Contours of American Households Matter to American Environmental Politics, 1970s-1990s"

3:00 PM


3:15 PM

Special Brainstorming Session for CHE Associates, Past and Present: Visions for CHE @20
Greeting from the Director of the Nelson Institute, Paul Robbins, followed by focused break-out sessions and a group conversation.

4:45 PM


5:00 PM

Please join us on the eighth floor of the Fluno Center at Smitty's Study Pub for a reception from 5:00 to 7:00.

Special Thanks

Center for Culture, History, and Environment
Lynn Keller, Director
Shari Wilcox, Associate Director

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Paul Robbins, Director
Ann Swenson, Director of Advancement and Donor Relations

Bradshaw-Knight Foundation

And to our speakers, attendees, discussion leaders, CHE associates and friends.