2011 - 2012

SEPTEMBER 21
Cóilìn Parsons, National University of Ireland, "Maps to Modernism: Modern Irish Literature, Space, and the Ordnance Survey"

OCTOBER 5
Bill Cronon, Jess Gilbert, facilitators: "Launching the Year, Reintroducing Ourselves, and Brainstorming CHE Topics and Activities for 2011-12"

OCTOBER 19
Jess Gilbert, "A New Deal Experiment in Land Reform: African-American Resettlement Communities in the Rural South, 1935-2005"

NOVEMBER 2
Michelle Niemann, "Organic Forms and Ecology: Poetry, Alternative Agriculture, and the Changing Concept of the Organic in the Postwar U.S."

NOVEMBER 16
Richard Keller, "Vertical Geography, Urban Vulnerability, and the Built Environment: Spatial Dimensions of Mortality in Paris during the 2003 Heat Wave"

NOVEMBER 30
Bill Cronon, "The CHE Methods Course: Brainstorming its Goals, Design, and Syllabus for Spring 2012"

FEBRUARY 1
Thomas Andrews, University of Colorado Boulder, "Toward an Animals' History of the United States: Problems and Prospects"

FEBRUARY 15
Adena Rissman and Sean Gillon, "Adaptive Governance of Agriculture, Water Quality, and Urbanization in the Changing Climates of the Yahara River Watershed"

FEBRUARY 29
Jim Feldman, "Environmental Justice, Radioactive Waste, and the Transition to Sustainability"

MARCH 21
Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University, "Postcolonial Environments"

MARCH 27
Special Tuesday Colloquium with Mark Fiege, Colorado State University, "Writing The Republic of Nature and Rethinking Environmental History"

APRIL 17
Special Tuesday Colloquium with Professor Donald Worster of the University of Kansas

MAY 2
Nathan Jandl, "Taming the Textual Ecosystem: Quantitative Literary Criticism and the Lessons of Systems Ecology"