Upcoming Events 2017-2018:

FALL 2017:

October 27, 2017Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University, Department of Media, Culture, & Communication), Lecture: “Sinking, Sounding, Sunken, Falling: Anti-antiblackness and Earth System Crisis.” 3:00 p.m. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) 130.


What does it mean to approach the Earth system crisis from the perspective of anti-antiblackness? How does “race” configure the delineation of geology? What happens when “deep time” becomes revolutionary time? This presentation looks at these questions anba dlo, from below the water, via Grace Lee Boggs, Oglala Lakota poet Layla Long Soldier, philosopher Fred Moten, painter JMW Turner, Confederate monuments and the movie Get Out. 


Past Events:

September 18, 2017. Winona LaDuke (Program Director of Honor the Earth). “Indigenous Politics Today: A Discussion.” 7:00 p.m. Sullivant Hall 221.

SPRING 2017:

April 19-20, 2017.  Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Sociology and Director of the Citizen Sense Project).  See the recent story in Vice about Gabrys’ Citizen Sense project here.

Image credit: Frackbox and monitoring air quality in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Citizen Sense, 2015.

April 19, 2017: Jennifer Gabrys, “Citizen Sense: Monitoring and Contesting Environments of Extraction.” 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Denney Hall 311.

April 20th, 2017: Jennifer Gabrys, Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – noon, Research Commons Classroom. Readings for the worshop:

Link to this Geohumanities paper that focuses on the participatory research, requires an OSU log on to the library for access. Also two chapters from Program Earth available open access at: (the Introduction and Chapter 6).

April 11, 2017. Jennifer Monson. Artist Talk: “Moving on the Ground: Improvisational Strategies for Researching Urban Ecologies.” 6:00 p.m. Sullivant Hall 220.

Dawn Movement Workshop: 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.

April 3, 2017:  Imre Szeman (University of Alberta, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies & Professor of English).  Lecture: “Pipelines and Territory: On Energy and Environmental Futures in Canada.” 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Thompson Library 165.

April 4, 2017: Imre Szeman, Graduate Workshop: “From Biopower to Geonotopower.” 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 18th Ave Library, Research Commons 350A.

March 20, 2017: Jerry Zee (UC Santa Cruz, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology):

“Airborne Dust Event: Experiments on a Chinese Airstream.”  2-4 p.m. Research Commons Room 340.

March 21, 2017:  Jerry Zee, Workshop: 9-11 a.m., Research Commons 352.  Reading is here:  Holding Patterns

February 6-7, 2017: Bruce Braun (University of Minnesota, Department of Geography, Environment, & Society): “Fractured lives: geology and precarity in the North Dakota oil fields.” Lecture and workshop.  Co-sponsored by the Humanities Working Group on The Anthropocene.

February 2, 2017: The Problem of the Human. Research Commons. 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.


January 19, 2017:  Jason W. Moore (SUNY-Binghamton).  Workshop on his essay, “The Capitalocene, Part I: On the Nature and Origins of Our Ecological Crisis.”

FALL 2016:

November 2, 2016: Anthropocene: The Movie.  Screening and discussion with director Stephen Bradshaw.  The Gateway Film Center, 7:00 p.m.  View more info about the event and the trailer here


December 1 2016:  Allen MacDuffie (University of Texas-Austin Department of English): “Energy, Ecology, and Breaking Bad’s Unsustainability.”  4:00 p.m.  Place TBA.  Co-sponsored with the Department of English.

December 2, 2016:  Workshop with Allen MacDuffie on Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable and Breaking Bad.  10:00 a.m.  Place TBA. Co-sponsored with the Department of English.