Tag: nature writing

Race, Nature, and W.E.B. Du Bois

By John R. Eperjesi
Outdoor Afro is a national non-profit organization that uses things like canoe paddles, hiking poles, and tents to help break down the racist stereotype in American culture that says that Black people don’t enjoy the great outdoors. This stereotype was routinely proved false every time Christian Cooper, an amateur birdwatcher, entered the Ramble in Central Park to pursue his passion.

Watch and Act, Summer

By Susan Ballard
At first, there are only a couple of photos. The usual places: the Guardian, Instagram, Facebook. I trace the fire as it creeps down and across the Southern Highlands, through the deep gullies of the Blue Mountains, and suddenly flares across the South Coast. I keep half an eye on the glistening diamonds placed carefully by the Rural Fire Service on their Fires Near Me app.

Environmental Histories—Environmental Futures: Perspectives from Germany and Italy

Workshop Report (17-21 June 2019, Villa Vigoni, Italy) By Claudio de Majo June 2019 saw a group of German and Italian scholars come  together in the German-Italian Cultural Center of Excellence Villa Vigoni to discuss national perspectives on environmental history. The event was convened… Continue Reading “Environmental Histories—Environmental Futures: Perspectives from Germany and Italy”

Q&A with Jessica J. Lee

For this Bookshelf post, we asked author and RCC alumna Jessica J. Lee a few questions about her work and her 2017 book, Turning: A Swimming Memoir. What is the subject of your book and how did it come about? Turning is a hybrid… Continue Reading “Q&A with Jessica J. Lee”

Making Tracks: Tom Griffiths

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. “Meditations of a Sputnik” by Tom Griffiths I am a “Sputnik,” born… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Tom Griffiths”