Science journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), will present, “Once Upon a Tomorrow,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in East Pyne, Room 111. Subramanian challenges us to step into other people’s lives — and the narratives that shape them — during this pivotal time for humanity and the planet. From farmers in north India to fly fishermen in Montana, individual stories and perspectives may be more important than ever as nearly 8 billion humans struggle to share one planet.
The Environmental Humanities Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all backgrounds whose work is animated by — or intersects with — issues central to the environmental humanities. The Fall 2019 colloquium is organized and hosted by Rob Nixon, the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment and professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Anne McClintock, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and PEI associated faculty.