Climate Change, the Public Environmental Humanities, and the New Liberal Education

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

This event is a collaboration between GVSU and four other public universities—Oakland University (MI), University of Illinois Chicago, West Chester University (PA), and Florida State University—to promote the interdisciplinary environmental humanities (EH). EH is a global academic movement that works to bridge research, scholarship, and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to create awareness and mobilize action on urgent anthropogenic environmental crises, like climate change and the sixth extinction.

There will be a series of in-person public talks:

Wednesday, November 8
4:00-4:50 pm - Indebted Education: How Debt Miseducates, and How We Teach to Abolish It, Jason Thomas Wozniak;
5:00-5:50 pm - How to Know About Line 5: On Teaching the Infrastructure of Extraction, Jeff Insko

Thursday, November 9
10:00-11:15 am - The University Environment in End Times: Collective Thinking and Collective Arts for a Better World, Anna Kornbluh
1:00-2:15 pm -  Q&A
2:30-3:00 pm - Screening of Stepping Softly on the Earth, directed by Marcos Colón

Friday, November 10
12:00-1:50 pm -  Second Screening of Stepping Softly on the Earth

This event is recurring on Thursday, November 9, 2023 and Friday, November 10, 2023.

Location Information

Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room

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Contact Information

[email protected]


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This event was added to the calendar by Kristen Krueger-Corrado ( on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 and was last updated on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 12:34 p.m.