Yale Environmental Humanities will kick off its spring semester lineup of events with a panel exploring how conceptual terms shape how humanities scholars write about the environment and society.
“Keywords in the Environmental Humanities” — featuring three Yale scholars — will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 4:15-5:15 p.m. in Rm. 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. The talk is free and open to the public.
Carolyn Roberts (history of science and history of medicine) will lead a discussion on the word “catastrophe”; Lisa Messeri (anthropology) will focus on the word “planetary”; and Maximilian Chaoulideer (Germanic languages and literatures), will speak on the word “embodiment.”
The panel will be followed by a “welcome back” reception 5:15-6:15 p.m.