Living with Climate Change: Perspectives from the Humanities and Beyond
In-person at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum, Benjamin Franklin Hall: 427 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
All sessions will also be live-streamed.
PPEH Founding Director Dr. Bethany Wiggin moderates a panel at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum as part of the Living with Climate Change: Perspectives from the Humanities and Beyond Symposium.
On September 29 and 30, the APS's Library & Museum will host a symposium that brings together scholars from all disciplines and policy makers to explore the effects of climate change on all aspects of life.
10:45 a.m–11:45 a.m.: Panel 2: Storytelling
“All Fiction Is Climate Fiction: The Hockey Stick and the Future of the Novel”
Bruce Holsinger (Department of English, University of Virginia)
“Oral History Methods and Climate Stories Project”
Kelly Hydrick (Climate Stories Project)
"Climate, Culture, and Resilience: Exploring the Intersection of Public and Environmental History on the Hopi Indian Reservation”
Tai Johnson (Department of History, Longwood University)
Moderator: Bethany Wiggin (Penn Program in Environmental Humanities and Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Pennsylvania)
Inspired by its exhibition Becoming Weatherwise: A History of Climate Science in America, the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum will host an international conference on September 29 and 30, 2022 that brings together scholars from all disciplines and policy makers to explore the effects of climate change on all aspects of life.
The conference will begin on Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. with an opening keynote conversation featuring Renée Salas (Yerby Fellow, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Global Health Institute) and Mathy V. Stanislaus (Vice Provost and Executive Director, The Environmental Collaboratory, Drexel University) moderated by David J. Skorton (President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges).
The conference is free and open to all, but registration is required to attend. All sessions will be livestreamed.