Public Environmental Humanities
ANTH 543, COML 562, ENVS 544, GRMN 544, URBS 544
By necessity, work in environmental humanities spans academic disciplines. By design, it can also address and engage publics beyond traditional academic settings. This seminar explores best practices in public environmental humanities. Students receive close mentoring and build collaborative community to develop and execute cross-disciplinary, public engagement projects on the environment. This spring, this broadly interdisciplinary course is designed in conjunction with two multi-year participatory environmental humanities research projects: My Climate Story and An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene. In the framework of our seminar, students will have opportunities to work with museum curators and educators on project-based assignments that also engage high school students and museum publics around issues of climate and environmental justice. This lab-style seminar is suitable for advanced undergraduates (with permission) and graduate students in departments across Arts and Sciences as well as other schools at the university.