This site contains descriptions and recordings from the URI Center for the Humanities' 2022-23 lecture series, "Re-Envisioning Nature: An Environmental Humanities Lecture Series."
The future of our environment is among the most pressing issues of our time. In 2022-23, URI’s Center for the Humanities devoted its annual lecture series to the environmental humanities, a discipline that uses humanistic questions and methods to shed light on how we interpret our environment and envision its future. This yearlong series drew on the expertise of environmental historians, literary scholars, musicians and writers to demonstrate the role the humanities can play in understanding and addressing the urgent environmental questions of the day.
Along with the Center for the Humanities, the College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Department of Music, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Gender and Sexuality Center, Honors Program, Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Economic Development, the Multicultural Student Services Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant, the Hillel Center, and the Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity have generously co-sponsored this series.
Submissions from 2023
Go in the Wilderness: Black Spirituals and the Natural Environment, Jake Blount
Paths to Wildness, Gavin Van Horn
Submissions from 2022
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail, Jeffrey Bolster
Indigenous Women’s Knowledge: Prairies, Power, and Plants, Rosalyn LaPier
Slow Violence and Our Political Moment, Rob Nixon
A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams, Terry Tempest Williams