Category: Series

Making Tracks: Ellen Arnold

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. Academic Platypus, or “How I Became a Medieval Historian in Six Easy…

Making Tracks: Claudia Leal

Welcome to “Making Tracks”, a brand new series at Seeing the Woods. This project developed around the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference 2013. The RCC invited all former and current fellows to attend the conference; in return, the fellows provided short essays…

Worldview: China’s Colorful Future

Post by Fei Sheng “Yellow” has a unique meaning in the Chinese conception of environment and society. We have always believed that our civilization—which, despite small interruptions, has never been significantly disrupted during the last 4,000 or even 5,000 years—is derived from the soil…

“Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw”: Jiang Rong’s “Wolf Totem”

Post by Brenda Black Jiang Rong’s autobiographical novel Wolf Totem was one of the group reads for the Global Environment Summer Academy held at the Rachel Carson Center last August. It recounts the experiences of a Chinese college student, Chen Zhen (the author’s alter…