An Artistic Approach to Non-Linear Research
12:30PM - 1:30PM, Sewell Social Science 8411
A Terra Incognita Art Series and Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies event with artist Nina Elder who travels to some of the most environmentally impacted, geographically distant, and economically important places on the globe to researches how the natural environment is changing through human-centered activities. This presentation is equal parts travel log, artist talk, poetic narrative, and a scrutiny of assumptions about the North. It weaves together unlikely associations between piles of rocks, Nina’s father’s untold military history, climate change, Native cultures, obsolete communication technology, and the need for curiosity.


Call for Papers & Creative Work: 11th Annual CHE Graduate Student Symposium
8:00AM, Science Hall
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) is proud to announce our 11th annual Graduate Student Symposium. The symposium’s goal is to provide a supportive setting for graduate students to present and receive feedback on current work related to environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history. Work on all geographic locations, time periods, from all disciplines, and in a variety of forms and modes is welcome. Presentations may approach environmental and cultural change from diverse perspectives and methodologies: scientific, historical, theoretical, artistic. Graduate students are warmly invited to submit single-paper proposals, a round-table discussion panel of 3 or 4 on a related topic, or poster proposals. Presentations on current, ongoing work, rather than on finished projects are encouraged. The CHE graduate symposium also invites proposals for artworks to be showcased the night before the symposium. We welcome art installations, short films, performances, poetry, music, and readings of any kind that address environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history. Abstracts are due December 22, 2017. Please see the CFP for more information on opportunities to participate and submission instructions.