The American West Center awarded Katherine Bui, Environmental Humanities master’s student, one of the two Floyd O’Neil Fellowships for 2019-20. This fellowship in honor of the late professor Floyd A. O’Neil is awarded to a University of Utah student doing research in the American West.
Sites & Sightlines is a collection of nonfiction essays rooted in locations across Salt Lake City. Join us for the chapbook launch at Ken Sanders Rare Books.
The Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah is pleased to announce writer, translator, poet Tiffany Higgins as the 2020 Annie Clark Tanner Fellow.
Nic Apodoca, second-year EH student, was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) for Portuguese from the University of Utah’s Center for Latin American Studies for summer 2019 and the 2019-20 academic term.
Out of the Woods, the latest book by Julia Corbett, University of Utah Professor of Communication and Environmental Humanities, won the Reading the West Book Award for Nonfiction in 2018.
Second-year EH student Heather Tourgee was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to Germany for 2019-2020. These competitive, national fellowships support international understanding by sending standout American students to teach, research and engage with other cultures.
Tiana Birrell recently participated as a student draftsperson to install Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #33 (1970) at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. LeWitt’s wall drawings were conceived as a set of instructions for artists to execute, and in February, an authorized draftsperson from LeWitt's estate came to UMFA to oversee the selected student drafters.
Michelle Wentling, a first-year Environmental Humanities Program student, describes her transition West in Becoming Utahn, a piece she wrote in Voices Rising, published by Torrey House Press.
Environmental Humanities Graduate Program is proud to announce two semi-finalists from the Program, Heather Tourgee and Claire Taylor.
“Re-Valuing the Ocean” is a two-day symposium connecting prominent ocean thinkers across multiple disciplines. Participants will spotlight the oceans’ centrality to global well-being, examine the ocean as a cultural object, and illuminate the oceans’ importance for both academic and popular audiences. This conference is sponsored by The S.J. Quinney College of Law, and the Environmental Humanities Program with generous support from GCSC and the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Tiana Birrell, second-year Environmental Humanities student, and current Digital Matters Fellow at the Marriott Library is one of five artists at Storied Earth, an exhibition that celebrates nature’s mystifying language by examining human relationships with the earth at Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City.
Laura George presented her poster at Red Butte Research Symposium, sponsored by GCSC on December 5, 2018. She was invited to present her work on using plants in the Wasatch to promote environmental education and literacy.
The American West Center awarded Hannah Smay, Environmental Humanities master’s student one of the two Floyd O’Neil Fellowships for 2018-19. This fellowship, in honor of the late professor Floyd A. O’Neil, is awarded to a student doing research in the American West.
Varela will begin her work as a digital coordinator and communications specialist at the Oregon League for Conservation Voters, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy and elect pro-environment candidates to office.
Our very own Tiana Birrell will be featured at the SW Water and Light art show in Chicago, Illinois starting April 27th
Outdoor Alliance published a blog post by Environmental Humanities Second-Year, Dan Hohl.
Jeff’s story, “Witnessing Wonder in Marine Sanctuaries,” finds hope in the awe of the open ocean in a time when the seas are recognized major battlegrounds for climate change.
Tiana Birrell, a first-year student in the Environmental Humanities program, is passionate about water and the issues surrounding it.
Kathleen Metcalf, EH Graduate (2017), has been accepted into the Orion Environmental Writer’s Workshop. The Orion workshop is a week-long annual writing workshop that is aimed at those who wish to improve their environmental writing.
The Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities celebrates environmental leadership and expression. It honors those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities, such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.
EH first year, Zak Breckenridge, eloquently discusses Environmental Humanities on a recent episode of the “Casual Academic” podcast.
The valley relies on snow for ecosystem health, agricultural production and drinking water year-round. Without snowpack, streams would run dry in the summer.
After two Utah National Monuments took a heart breaking hit on Monday, our own Brooke Larson reminds us to keep our heads up and look to the future with hope rather than dwelling in the disappointment of the monument-shrinking.
Jejune Magazine recently featured Casey Clifford, Environmental Humanities second year, for her paintings in a segment entitled, “Breathing Through Masks.”
Brooke Larsen, a second-year master’s student in the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program, recently won the Bell Prize for her essay "What Are We Fighting For?"
Julia Corbett will present the opening keynote Friday Nov. 10 in Taiwan at the Science Communication Association conference.
Jeff’s talk “Ocean Stories and Human Futures: The Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene” was part of the interdisciplinary conference which included scholars from the humanities, medicine and the social sciences.
On a chilly September weekend, several EH students took to Moab to participate in the third annual Uplift Climate Conference.
Brooke Larsen, EH second-year student, spent this past summer riding her bike across the Colorado Plateau collecting stories relating to environmental justice.
Recently, Environmental Humanities first-year student, Cleo Warner, hosted a live podcast during the Climate Geoengineering: GeoE Live virtual conference.
We are excited to announce this year's Mountain West Writers’ Contest and encourage students, alumni and other local writers to submit.
Jai Bashir was one of the panelists that discussed eco-feminism – what it is, who gets to claim it and how we can provide an inclusive space for environmental stewardship and discussion.
Maya Silver, second year Environmental Humanities graduate student, published an essay "The Dark Humanities: Cosmic Comfort in the Anthropocene" on the Dark Mountain Project.
Josh Wennergren, recent EH grad, published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune on 6/17/17
July 12-13, 2017. The Energy Democracy Symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to create a research agenda for examining the intersections between energy technologies and democratic participation in decision-making.
Claire would conduct research in New Zealand and create artwork that inspires wildlife protection.
Kathleen Metcalf recently received the 2017/18 Kempe Memorial Scholarship, a tuition award.
Painting and writing about the human place in a marine environment position us to recognize the ethical stakes in our climate future as well as the potential for an inclusive reinvention of our social contract.
Jai wrote this op-ed that advocates taking children to the desert to play, foster a sense of respect for the landscape, and create a sense of ownership and advocacy.
Annie Gilbert Coleman addresses mountain recreation and commodification.
Environmental Humanities is delighted to welcome our newest faculty member, Professor Julia Corbett.
Join Jeff McCarthy and Dave Derezotes for a community discussion about the Bears Ears National Monument.
The presentation will focus on material drawn from two periods of Deccan history, the late medieval Kakatiya Empire, and the early modern Deccan Sultanates.
EH student, Brooke Larsen attended COP22—the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco in November.
Jeff McCarthy, Director of Environmental Humanities, published an op-ed, Trump election is a call to action for environmentalism, in the November 12 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Environmental Humanities and the University of Utah Honors College recently hosted 4 noted environmental speakers
First year EH student, Brooke Larsen has organized Uplift--a climate action community for young people across the Colorado Plateau--for the past two years.
EH students present the culmination of their academic and creative work
Current EH student Kailey Luzbetak organized this community event in April.