Category: Center Activities

Videos: Carson Fellow Interviews

Several new Carson Fellow interviews are now online! See these and more on our YouTube page. Dr. Massimo Moraglio on “Mobility and Space”  Dr.ir. Maurits Ertsen on “Colonialism and Irrigation: The Gezira Plain, Sudan” Dr. John Agbonifo on “Nigeria: Green Movements and Environmental Governance” Prof.… Continue Reading “Videos: Carson Fellow Interviews”

Research Roundup #4

Welcome to the fourth installment of Research Roundup, Seeing the Woods’ listing of recent publications in the environmental humanities by staff and fellows at the Rachel Carson Center. (For the previous installments, please click here.) It has been a busy and exciting few months for Carson Fellows and Alumni!… Continue Reading “Research Roundup #4”

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… Continue Reading “Videos: Lunchtime Colloquia, April”

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… Continue Reading “Car Parks and Edgelands: An Interview with Artist Edward Chell”

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… Continue Reading “Research Roundup #3”

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… Continue Reading “Connected”

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… Continue Reading “Videos: RCC Lunchtime Colloquia, November”

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… Continue Reading “Video: “Incoming Technology and African Innovation””

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Giacomo Parrinello”

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Gijs Mom”