Category: Center Activities

Colloquia Videos Roundup

The RCC Lunchtime Colloquium series allows fellows of the Rachel Carson Center to present their research to other fellows, to staff, and to the general public. Over the last month we have been trialling a livestream of the talks to make them available to… Continue Reading “Colloquia Videos Roundup”

Research Roundup #2

Welcome to the second 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 first installment, please click here.) Please use the following links to jump… Continue Reading “Research Roundup #2”

Photos of the Week: Erka Urtnast

Only 10% of the Mongolian population are herders. However, their culture dominates perceptions of the country. In this photo series, taken 21-24 June 2008, Dr. Erdenetuya Urtnast offers a glimpse of the landscape and customs of Mongolia outside of the cities.

Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch

Wiseman, Alaska. Formerly a gold-diggers town. Wiseman now has 13 inhabitants: eskimos, indians, and a family from Bavaria. On the road to the graveyard of the town is this container with beer cans. Most people go to the closest city only two or three… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch”

Photo of the Week: Sigurd Bergmann

Holy places and sites are called “mazar” in the popular Islam of Kyrgyzstan (a synthesis of traditional “immigrated” Islam and older shamanic folk religion). The Mazar Manjyly Ata is one of the largest in the country; it is about half size of Munich’s English… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Sigurd Bergmann”

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… Continue Reading “Q&A with Environment & Society Portal Director Kimberly Coulter”

Photo of the Week: Shane McCorristine

This photo was taken a few months ago at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in northern Canada. The sun is currently in a period of solar maximum and Churchill lies directly in the auroral zone, allowing for a series of fantastic displays in February… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Shane McCorristine”

Lecture Notes: Warwick Fox’s Responsive Cohesion

Last week, Warwick Fox gave a lecture at the RCC entitled “General Ethics and the Theory of Responsive Cohesion”. Below is a (subjective and unofficial) summary. Why is Warwick Fox proposing a General Theory of Ethics (with capital letters)? Because, in his view, previous… Continue Reading “Lecture Notes: Warwick Fox’s Responsive Cohesion”

Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch

Dalton Highway, Alaska, on the way to Deadhorse, near the Arctic Ocean. This photo was taken close to an oil pumping station. Dalton Highway was built to transport oil. Before the highway, the area looked like the top half of this photo. (Please click… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch”

Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch

This is a beach in Malibu. It is one of the most expensive places on the planet: the smallest bungalow is a multimillion dollar property. The sea is eating the land away. The sand is public but the owners are protecting their properties by… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch”