The Environmental Studies Workshop is a collaborative cluster designed to integrate students, faculty, and other affiliated scholars working on themes relating to the environment in the social sciences, humanities, policy, and scientific fields. Our workshop brings together the most diverse and advanced modes of inquiry to understand and imagine the history, present conditions and future of this planet and our species. Our space is open to works that focus on local, regional, global, and planetary systems as they relate to human history, species relations, religion and ethics, law and policy, economic development, political economy, the built environment, urban design, art and film, and resource management. What makes this workshop distinctive is its mission of bringing critical, cross-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary inquiry to contemporary environmental problems within academia. We accept presentations from students about original historical studies, economic models, lab and field findings, engineering designs, ethics inquiries, literary works, polling projects, curated museum exhibits, films, performances, and works of visual art. We offer participants a platform to present works in progress and offer group feedback, in biweekly sessions open to the community.

To present at the workshop, submit an abstract by emailing tamancio@uchicago.edu and elwebster@uchicago.edu. We welcome original papers, chapters, films, works of art, and exhibits by students and faculty at The University of Chicago or by visiting scholars. Our workshop is broadly inclusive in terms of periodicity, discipline, methodology, and geography.  To attend the workshop, register for our mailing list to get updates on location and events. All are welcome.

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