“Humanities: Land Sea Space” Exploratory Forum

Due to the interment of George H.W. Bush on Thursday, the keynote lecture has been rescheduled for 1:15pm on Friday. Please see revised schedule at http://glasscock.tamu.edu/initiatives/hlss/   In a world of climate change and the Anthropocene, pressing global issues concerning environmental and intergenerational justice, nature-society relationships, more-than-human ethics, and coastal and island communities – among many others – call upon the critical methods of the humanities, as well as perspectives from the social and natural sciences. As a new Glasscock Center initiative, Humanities: Land Sea Space will catalyze innovative research across a variety of disciplines and contexts at Texas A&M and beyond, and contribute to current debates in the environmental humanities, blue/marine humanities, geohumanities, energy humanities, and public humanities. The aim of this forum is to explore research and ideas for the new initiative. Program Flyer RSVP here Friday, 7 December Schedule 9:15-9:30         Director Emily Brady, Opening remarks 9:30-10:00       Dr. Phil Berke (Institute for Sustainable Communities), “Sustainable Communities, Resilience, and Justice” 10:00-10:30     Dr. Robin Globus Veldman (Religious Studies), “A Multi-Method Investigation of American Evangelical Christians’ Environmental Attitudes”  10:30-10:45     Coffee break 10:45-11:15     Doug Bell (History), “Occupying Nature: The Politics of the Environment in American Occupied Germany”  11:15-11:45     Dr. Clare Palmer (Philosophy), “Wild animals, ethics, and climate change” 11:45-12:15     Dr. April Hatfield (History), “’Natural’ Identities in the Early Caribbean: Birthplace, Borders, and Loyalty on Land and at Sea” 12:15-1:15       Lunch 1:15-2:30         Dr. Becky Mansfield (Geography, Ohio State), “Epigenetic Life: At the Intersection of Postgenomics, Anthropocene & Deregulation”                         Keynote Lecture 2:30-3:30         Roundtable Discussion and Q&A Christian Brannstrom |...