Field Notes

  • Brand-new Transdisciplinary Environmental Humanities seminar to be taught in Fall 2020!

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    5/20/2020 – The central "touchstone" course in Penn's new environmental humanities undergraduate minor curriculum will be taught for the first time in the fall semester 2020 by Dr. Kristina Lyons and Dr. Marilyn Howarth.
  • Blue Notes, Part 2: Oceanography as a Patiently Put Together Mosaic

    PPEH Fellows Blog

    5/14/2020 – In this post, Professor Melody Jue (University of California, Santa Barbara) discusses her observations during a research cruise in the Santa Barbara Channel. This is the second entry in the Blue Notes Series, edited by Aylin Malcolm.
  • Blue Notes, Part 1: Wet Globalization in Viral Times

    PPEH Fellows Blog

    5/10/2020 – In this post, Professor Steve Mentz explains how the historical model of “wet globalization” can inform our thinking about present concerns, and introduces his most recent book, Ocean. This is the first entry in the Blue Notes series, edited by Aylin Malcolm.
  • The Scales of the Sea: Introduction to Blue Notes

    PPEH Fellows Blog

    4/29/2020 – Despite the importance of marine systems in global ecological networks, we know relatively little about them, which can make ocean conservation difficult. Through a range of literary, historical, scientific, and practical approaches, this series explores how oceans encourage us to expand and blend traditional forms of knowledge.
  • TIPC Contestant Spotlight: Regan Fink

    PPEH Fellows Blog

    4/24/2020 – This guest interview is a cross-posting from the Investing For Future blog, maintained by our