"Third Nature: Reconsidering Boundaries between Nature and Culture," a Miami University Humanities Center symposium, will be held 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in 212 MacMillan Hall.
Twelve visiting scholars and authors will present talks. A full schedule is available in a PDF document.
- Thomas Andrews, history, University of Colorado. Author of Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War (Harvard 2008, winner of the Bancroft Prize 2009);
- Connie Y. Chiang, history and environmental studies, Bowdoin College. Author of Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast (Washington 2008);
- Catherine C. Cocks, acquisitions editor, University of Iowa Press. Author of Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915 (University of California Press 2001);
- Annie Gilbert Coleman, American studies, University of Notre Dame. Author of Style: A Cultural History of the Sport and its Resorts (Kansas 2004);
- Finis Dunaway, history, Trent University. Author of Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform (University of Chicago Press 2005);
- John Herron, history, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Author of Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965 (Oxford 2010);
- Andy Kirk, history, University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Author of Countercultural Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (Kansas 2007);
- Frieda Knobloch, American Studies, University of Wyoming. Author of The Culture of Wilderness: Agriculture as Colonization in the American West (North Carolina 1996);
- Susan A. Miller, history, Rutgers-Camden. Author of Growing Girls: The Natural Origins of the Girls' Organizations in America (Rutgers 2007);
- Brett Mizelle, American studies, California State University-Long Beach. Author of Pig (Reaktion 2011);
- Cindy Ott, history, Saint Louis University. Author of The Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon (Washington 2012); and
- Phoebe S. K. Young, history, University of Colorado. Author of California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place (California 2006).
The symposium is presented by the American studies program with support from the department of history, the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, the women’s, gender and sexuality program and the Western program for individualized studies.
For more information contact the Humanities Center at 529-5290