Understanding Place

This year, the Place Studies Program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment will host "Understanding Place," a series of discussions about various concepts used to define and comprehend "place."

The talks, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Room 211 of Academic West. Each talk will begin at noon with a 20-minute opening presentation about a specific concept, followed by a discussion. Attendees may bring their lunch.

  • Sept. 11: "Identity" with Adrian Mulligan, geography
  • Sept. 25: "Rarity" with biology professor Chris Martine, who serves as the David Burpee Professor in Plant Genetics and Research and director of the Manning herbarium
  • Oct. 9: "Headwaters" with Alf Siewers, English and affiliated faculty in environmental studies
  • Oct. 23: "Natural" with Duane Griffin, geology
  • Nov. 6: "Boundary" with Jason Cons, international relations
  • Nov. 20: "Local" with Clare Hinrichs, professor of rural sociology and coordinator of Penn State's rural sociology graduate program. [note date change]

Supported by the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment, the Place Studies Program undertakes and supports research within the social sciences and environmental humanities that examines the nature and role of place in human experience. The purpose of the Place Studies Program is to facilitate and encourage research on the human dimensions of environmental issues.

For more information, contact Shaunna Barnhart, director of the Place Studies Program, at shaunna.barnhart@bucknell.edu.

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