Environmental Studies Workshop

Now accepting submissions for the Fall 2018-19 session of the Environmental Studies Workshop.

The Fall 2018 schedule will be structured around the theme of energy, however presentations and papers from students with diverse interests relating to other thematic subjects are welcome.

Please submit an abstract detailing your project and its current status to the workshop coordinator Amy Coombs (acoombs@uchicago.edu) by September 26th.   

Original papers, chapters, films, works of Art, and exhibits by students and faculty at The University of Chicago or by visiting scholars are welcome. The Environmental Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary cluster designed to unite students working broadly on themes relating to the environment in the social sciences, humanities, policy, and scientific fields. The workshop is broadly inclusive in terms of periodicity, discipline, methodology, and geography.  The workshop offers participants a platform to present works in progress, offer group feedback, and discuss original published articles of current importance.

The Environmental Studies Workshop will meet alternating Fridays. The meeting times and locations will be announced.

The Environmental Studies Workshop focuses on local, regional, and global environmental and planetary systems as they relate to human history, political economy, colonization, the built environment, and anthropogenic activity.  The workshop brings critical, and as much as possible, cross-disciplinary inquiry to contemporary environmental problems within academia. The workshop was awarded CAS status based on the success of the 2017-18 Energy, Environment, and Anthropocene Reading Group.

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