Category: Interviews

Interview: Lise Sedrez on the Samarco Tailings Dam Spill, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Part One)

The mine tailing dam break in Bento Rodrigues, Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 5 November 2015 has been described by the Brazilian government as the country’s worst environmental catastrophe. Robert Emmett and Claire Lagier sat down with Brazilian environmental historian Lise Sedrez at the RCC…

Car Parks and Edgelands: An Interview with Artist Edward Chell

For your most recent project, Eclipse, you’ve painted sixty plant silhouettes on gesso panels. These are common woodland plants that are also found in less conventional landscape spaces, such as motorway verges. Collisions between the natural world and car travel are an underlying theme…

Q&A with Environment & Society Portal Director Kimberly Coulter

What is the Environment & Society Portal? The Environment & Society Portal is the Rachel Carson Center’s platform for digital outreach and open-access publication. Like a digital museum or archive, we aim to inspire curiosity about the human-environment relationship, with emphasis on the Center’s…

Five Minutes with a Fellow: Grace Karskens

Five Minutes with a Fellow offers a brief glimpse into what inspires researchers in the environmental humanities. The interviews feature current and former fellows from the Rachel Carson Center. Grace Karskens is an associate professor of history in the School of Humanities at the…

Five Minutes with a Fellow: Andrea Kiss

Five Minutes with a Fellow offers a brief glimpse into what inspires researchers in the environmental humanities. The interviews feature current and former fellows from the Rachel Carson Center. Andrea Kiss holds an MSc in geography, MAs in history and Hungarian medieval studies from…

Climates of Migration: An Interview with Uwe Lübken

In a kind of commentary on the Kyoto Protocol, researchers at the Rachel Carson Center are studying historical examples that illustrate the scale of population displacement that climate change can bring about. In this interview the head of the project, Uwe Lübken, discusses questions…

Five Minutes with a Fellow: Carmel Finley

Five Minutes with a Fellow offers a brief glimpse into what inspires researchers in the environmental humanities. The interviews feature current and former fellows from the Rachel Carson Center. Carmel Finley is interested in the role of oceans as an intersection between science and…

Five Minutes with a Fellow: Claudia Leal

Five Minutes with a Fellow offers a brief glimpse into what inspires researchers in the environmental humanities. The interviews feature current and former fellows from the Rachel Carson Center. Claudia Leal is an associate professor in the department of history at the Universidad de…

Five Minutes with a Fellow: Amy Hay

Five Minutes with a Fellow offers a brief glimpse into what inspires researchers in the environmental humanities. The interviews feature current and former fellows from the Rachel Carson Center. Amy Hay is an assistant professor of history at the University of Texas-Pan American. Her…