Category: Series

Making Tracks: Robert Gioielli

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. “We are also environmentalists” By Robert Gioielli One day in the spring…

Making Tracks: Giacomo Parrinello

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. An Initiation Into Environmental History By Giacomo Parrinello I first heard of…

Making Tracks: Patrick Kupper

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. Question the Obvious: On the Benefits of Transnational Research By Patrick Kupper…

Making Tracks: Melanie Arndt

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. Chernobyl By Melanie Arndt I grew up in a country that does…

Making Tracks: Diana Mincyte

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. By Diana Mincyte My earliest encounters with “non-human” nature were those of…

Making Tracks: Shane McCorristine

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. New Places By Shane McCorristine On my first day in Munich I…

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…