Climate

CHAT 2019-2020 Theme: Climate

CHAT is pleased to welcome leading humanities scholars to Temple University in the 2019-2020 academic year to present their work on Climate.

Friday Sept 27, 4:00pm
Karen Pinkus (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Thinking Decarbonization with Literature”

Tuesday Oct 15, 4:00pm
Jacob Shell (Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Climate, Forest Cover, and Elephant Culture in Myanmar (Burma) and Northeast India”

Friday Nov 1, 4:00pm
Ben Mendelsohn (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvania)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Documentary Experiments in Urban and Environmental Research”

Thursday Nov 14, 4:00pm
Kimberley Thomas (Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Weaponizing Vulnerability to Climate Change”

Friday Jan 31, 4:00pm
Deborah Coen (Department of History, Yale University)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “The Floral Archive: Climate Change, History, and the Problem of Scale”

Thursday Feb 6, 4:00pm
Gwen Robbins Schug (Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Climate Change, Human Biocultural Diversity, and Resilience: What Can Studies of the Past Tell Us About the Future?”

Monday Feb 10, 4:00pm
Alissa Jordan (Center for Experimental Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Anti-Fatalist Futures: Haitian Vodou Lessons on Living Well in Global End Times”

Thursday Feb 20, 4:00pm
Lowell Duckert (Department of English, University of Delaware)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: TBA

Friday March 27, 4:00pm
Richard Watts (Department of French and Italian Studies, University of Washington)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Climate, Water, and the Humanities: Narratives of Reclamation in a Context of Catastrophe”

Friday April 3, 4:00pm
Nadia Chana (Department of Ethnomusicology, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: TBA