Humanities: Land Sea Space

Due to the interment of George H.W. Bush on Thursday, the keynote lecture has been rescheduled for 1:15pm on Friday.

In a world of climate change and the Anthropocene, pressing global issues concerning environmental and intergenerational justice, nature-society relationships, coastal and island communities, and more-than-human ethics – among many others – call upon the critical methods of the humanities, as well as perspectives from the social and natural sciences. As a new Glasscock Center initiative, Humanities: Land Sea Space will catalyze innovative research across a variety of disciplines and contexts at Texas A&M and beyond, and contribute to current debates in the environmental humanities, blue/marine humanities, geohumanities, energy humanities, and public humanities.

Humanities: Land Sea Space Exploratory Forum
December 7th, 2018
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
Glasscock Building, Room 311, Texas A&M University
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Friday, Dec 7 Lecture Schedule

9:15-9:30 am
Director Emily Brady
Opening Remarks

9:30-10:00 am
Dr. Phil Berke | Institute for Sustainable Communities
“Sustainable Communities, Resilience, and Justice”

10:00-10:30 am
Dr. Robin Globus Veldman |Religious Studies
“A Multi-Method Investigation of American Evangelical Christians’ Environmental Attitudes”

10:30-10:45 am – Coffee break

10:45-11:15 am
Doug Bell | History
“Occupying Nature: The Politics of the Environment in American Occupied Germany”

11:15-11:45 am
Dr. Clare Palmer | Philosophy
“Wild animals, ethics, and climate change”

11:45-12:15 pm
Dr. April Hatfield | History
“’Natural’ Identities in the Early Caribbean: Birthplace, Borders, and Loyalty on Land and at Sea”

12:15-1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15-2:30 pm
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Becky Mansfield | Ohio State, Geography
“Epigenetic Life: At the Intersection of Postgenomics, Anthropocene & Deregulation”

2:30-3:30 pm
Roundtable discussion and Q&A
Christian Brannstrom | Professor, Geography and Associate Dean, College of Geosciences
Jessica Howell | Associate Professor, English and Associate Director, Glasscock Center
Becky Mansfield | Professor, Geography, Ohio State
Clare Palmer | Professor and Acting Head, Philosophy
Pam Plotkin | Associate Research Professor, Oceanography and Director, Texas Sea Grant