Most events are at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lovejoy 100, with exceptions marked as EC

9/15    Human/Nature in the Anthropocene, with Jim Fleming (STS, Colby)

9/22    Mimesis, with Veronique Plesch (Art, Colby)

9/29    Double Header!

7:00 p.m The Artificial Cryosphere and Public Appreciation of “Aeroir,” with Nicola Twilley, Edible Geography and Gastropod
8:00  p.m. Landscape Futures, with a discussion of artificial replacements for natural phenomena, with Geoff Manaugh, BLDGBLOG

9/30 (Wednesday) EC 12:00 noon in the Colby Museum of Art, lunchtime panel discussion with Nicola Twilley, Geoff Manaugh, and Diana Tuite on living art and curation.

10/6 (Tuesday) EC 1:00 p.m. in DIAM 242, War and Wounds with Ana Carden-Coyne (History, University of Manchester), via Skype

10/6    Futurism, Violence, and the Re-Making of the World, with Gianluca Rizzo (French and Italian, Colby)

10/20    The Sweet Way, with Charles A. Traub (Photography, New York School of Visual Arts)

10/27    Human/Nature in Antiquity, with Kerill O’Neill (Classics, Colby)

10/30 (Friday) EC 4:00 p.m. Family Weekend in Lovejoy 100, Big Dams, Big Damage?  Why Big States Destroy Nature and Move Millions of People in the Name of Progress, with Paul Josephson (History, Colby)

11/3    Re-writing the World: Italian Poetry in the 1960s and 1970s, with Beppe Cavatorta (Italian, University of Arizona)

11/7 (Saturday) EC 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Colby Art Museum Lobby and Olin 01,The Culture of Nature: Garden Design, East and West.

A symposium featuring four talks about a garden history, design, and culture.
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. James L. Wescoat Jr, MIT, “The Poetics of Mughal Gardens and Subahs in the Akbarnama
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Alison Hardie, University of Leeds “Professional garden designers and the aesthetic turn in Seventeenth-century China”
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eric Haskell, Scripps College, “Sites of Seduction: French Folly Gardens of the Eighteenth Century”
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Anna Marley, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, “The Garden as Picture:  Impressionism, Progressivism and the American Garden Movement”

11/10    Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives on the Environment, with Keith Peterson (Philosophy, Colby)

11/17    Extreme Makeovers: The Visual Culture of Plastic Surgery, with Tanya Sheehan (Art, Colby)

12/1    Humans in Space, with Roger Launius (Smithsonian Institution).

12/8     Poster session and wrap-up in Parker Reed Room, SSW: Student presentations with refreshments