On March 3 - 4, 2020, The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster is hosting a symposium, “Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction
,” at Miami University, with a keynote lecture by Kathryn Yusoff
and Nick Estes.
Recent studies indicate that a mass species extinction is well underway on our planet. Wildlife populations have decreased
by 60% in the last few decades and 70% of agricultural diversity has disappeared. By investigating entanglements between life extinction and political imagination as well as social drivers and cultural dimensions of extinction, we hope to generate strategies for countering or mobilizing fears about death and extinction and enabling collective response and action.
Deadline for proposals is July 31, 2019
View the call for proposals HERE
and submit completed proposals at https://forms.gle/hyDT916iSceoY3ce7
Please direct all inquiries about the volume and symposium to firstname.lastname@example.org
Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction
is funded by a Humanities Research Collaborative Grant from the Miami University Humanities Center.
The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students interested in the intersections of ecology, environment and culture(s): energy humanities, ecocriticism, posthumanism, environmental philosophy and history, and urban and political ecologies.
In 2017–18, Iñaki Pradanos and Cathy Wagner were awarded Altman Fellowships from the Miami University Humanities Center to organize “Urban Futures”—a seminar and series of events exploring philosophical, cultural, and historical narratives grounding the social and material realities of urbanity. Visiting participants included Neil Brenner, Ananya Roy, Teju Cole, Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman, Andrew Ross, Susan Larson, Alison Isenberg, and Miguel Robles-Duran.
The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster collaboratively extends the “Urban Futures” project’s goals, sponsoring scholarship and conversations toward a socially just and ecologically viable future.
Seminars and events occur frequently. Please contact a faculty coordinator to learn more.