Center for Culture, History and Environment hosts student symposium Feb. 8

January 29, 2014

The Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE) will host its annual Graduate Student Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in room 15 of Science Hall.

This year’s symposium features the largest-ever lineup of graduate papers exploring human culture and environmental change. Fifteen students from seven academic departments will present illustrated talks with commentary and discussion.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend this free event. Registration is not required; however, complimentary refreshments will be served so RSVPs are appreciated.

The program begins with a presentation by Anne McClintock, a UW-Madison professor of English and women's and gender studies and a CHE faculty affiliate, and closes with a keynote address by Christopher Wells, a professor of environmental studies at Macalester College, author of Car Country: An Environmental History. Graduate student panels will span claiming and reclaiming landscapes; practices of place; preparing and provisioning; and the built landscape as a tool for study.

The annual symposium is meant to highlight the diversity and depth of the intellectual approaches that the research center brings together. It encourages students to present research-in-progress, and to bring their insights into the interdisciplinary conversation that is the heart of CHE.

View the symposium schedule and RSVP.