Category: Center Activities

Videos: Lunchtime Colloquia, April

We have had some more exciting talks in our lunchtime colloquium series this month! Check out the videos below. For more videos, including a series of short interviews with fellows about their research at the RCC, please visit our YouTube channel. Angelika Krebs:  “‘And…

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…

Research Roundup #3

Welcome to the third installment of the Research Roundup, Seeing the Woods’ quarterly listing of recent publications in the environmental humanities by staff and fellows at the Rachel Carson Center. (For the two previous installments, please click here.) 2013 has been a busy and…

Connected

Post by Elin Kelsey There is widespread concern that children are increasingly disconnected from nature. I have been exploring this issue in my academic work and in my capacity as a children’s book writer. Last year, I decided to write a picture book that…

Videos: RCC Lunchtime Colloquia, November

We have had four great presentations this month by fellows and guests at the weekly RCC lunchtime colloquium. Here are the videos – we hope they are of interest! John Agbonifo (Osun State University, Nigeria): “Environmental Governance and Civil Society in Nigeria” Klaus Gestwa…

Video: “Incoming Technology and African Innovation”

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga is an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He works on the history of science, technology, and society in Africa. He was a Carson Fellow from July until December 2011. This video is part of a series of…

Photo of the Week: Giacomo Parrinello

This photo depicts a detail of the Cretto, a massive and contested land-art piece conceived by Italian artist Alberto Burri and realized between 1984 and 1988. The piece is located in Western Sicily, Italy, in an area struck by a major seismic disaster in…

Photo of the Week: Gijs Mom

“A bit embarrassed I sit here on a hand-pulled rickshaw in Kolkata, just after having visited a rickshaw repair workshop. It takes some time to get used to be pulled by a human being, not only morally, but also physically: the seat is surprisingly…

Photo of the Week: Ingo K. Heidbrink

Ny Herrnhut or Herrnhuthuset. The building was constructed in 1747 as the center of the Moravian Brethren Mission to Greenland. The timber for the construction was imported from the Netherlands due to the lack of local building supplies in Greenland. Herrnhuthuset is located on the outskirts of…

Video: Marion Nestle Lecture

Marion Nestle gave the plenary lecture at the European Society of Environmental History (ESEH) Conference 2013. In her talk, entitled “Politics in Action: The Environment of Food Choice”, she explained how and why food production and consumption have changed since 1980. She also offered…