The Bucknell Humanities Center Programming Series for 2017-2018 will bring diverse humanistic perspectives to bear on the concept of sustainability. Invited lecturers will address the following questions:

  • What can the Humanities contribute to interdisciplinary reflection on sustainability, particularly as this concept has taken on new meaning and significance in the context of climate change and the Anthropocene?
  • Can the "environmental humanities" (history, philosophy, aesthetics, religious studies, literature, theater, film, media studies) produce new modes of knowledge necessary to guide global and local decision-makers?
  • How are humanists, in collaboration with other disciplines and communities, responding to the multi-faceted challenge of shaping a sustainable future?

Fall 2017

Joni Adamson

Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)

Joni AdamsonJoni Adamson, Professor of English at Arizona State University, will be giving a lecture entitled "Humanizing Sustainability."

 


Paul B. Thompson

Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)

Paul B. Thompson, Professor of  Philosophy at Michigan State University, will be giving a lecture entitled "Paradigms of Sustainability."


Spring 2018

Carolyn M. Finney

Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)

Carolyn M. Finney, Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, will be giving a lecture entitled "Empowering Sustainability."


Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, an artist in New York City and Jerusalem, will be giving a lecture entitled "Imagining Sustainable Futures."

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