16
Feb

Claiming Space: CHE's 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
8:00AM, Science Hall 175
CHE's 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium provides a supportive setting for graduate students to present and receive feedback on current work related to environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history. This year's symposium will feature a plenary address by CHE Graduate Associate Christopher Kelly and a keynote address by Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University.

17
Feb

An Evening of Readings from "becoming-Botanicals: A Post-Modern Liber Herbalis"
6:00PM, Village Community Cohousing
Set to be published in the coming year, "becoming-Botanicals: A Post-Modern Liber Herbalis," is a collection of writing and art intended to help us contemplate the ways we interact and depend on plant-life in a post-modern era, and to catalyze creative thinking and artistic practice in the widening field of sustainability and performance ecologies. Gather for a fireside reading of select poems and prose from this project. This event will take place at 6:00 pm for potluck dinner; hot chocolate + desserts offered at 7:00 pm; and select readings at 7:15 pm. CHE is a co-sponsor of this event.

20
Feb

"Liquid Decolonial: Seas, Oceans, and Rivers in the Age of Racial Anthropocene" with Françoise Vergès
7:30PM, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery H.F. DeLuca Forum
Activist and scholar Françoise Vergès (Chair Global South(s), Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris) will give a Humanities Without Boundaries Lecture on a decolonial theory of water. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the inaugural event in the 2019-2020 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Interrogating the Plantationocene," co-sponsored by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

21
Feb

"A Roundtable on the Anthropocene"
7:30PM, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery H.F. DeLuca Forum
This roundtable, the second event in the 2019-2020 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Interrogating the Plantationocene" co-sponsored by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment, will be a conversation between Gabrielle Hecht (Professor of History, Stanford University), Dan Richter (Professor of Soils and Forest Ecology, Duke University), and Françoise Vergès (Chair Global South(s), Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris). The event is free and open to the public.

27
Mar

"Chemical Violence and Decolonial Futures" with Michelle Murphy
7:30PM, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery H.F. DeLuca Forum
Michelle Murphy (Professor of History, University of Toronto) will give a Humanities Without Boundaries Lecture asking: what better concepts are there for understanding the relationship between settler colonialism and petrochemical-based economies of extraction and pollution? The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is also part of the 2019-2020 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Interrogating the Plantationocene," co-sponsored by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

28
Mar

"A Roundtable on the Capitalocene"
7:30PM, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery H.F. DeLuca Forum
This roundtable, part of the 2019-2020 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Interrogating the Plantationocene" co-sponsored by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment, will be a conversation between Shona Jackson (Associate Professor of English, Texas A&M University), Jason Moore (Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University), and Michelle Murphy (Professor of History, University of Toronto). The event is free and open to the public.

18
Apr

"An Evening of Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing"
7:30PM, Union South Varsity Hall
The concluding event of the Spring 2019 semester of the 2019-2020 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Interrogating the Plantationocene," co-sponsored by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment, will be an evening of conversation with Donna Haraway (Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz) and Anna Tsing (Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz). The event is free and open to the public.

13
May

Changing Landscapes of Indigeneity: Place-Based Workshop 2019
8:00AM, Science Hall 175
Our annual Place-Based Workshop, a multi-day program involving field trips and overnight stays, will be held on the theme "Changing Landscapes of Indigeneity" in 2019. This workshop will run May 13-16, and is open to CHE Associates. For more information about getting involved in the planning of this workshop, please see our Place-Based Workshop page.