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Conversation between PPEH fellows & special guest Sverker Sörlin

  • Max Kade Center 3401 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

During his visit to Penn, Dr. Sverker Sörlin will meet with the PPEH Fellows to talk about the environmental impacts of human actions, the "environment" as a social concept, and why biologists should take the humanities seriously. The fellows will read several of Sörlin's publications in advance of his visit.

The selected readings include: 

Sörlin, Sverker. "Reconfiguring environmental expertise." Environmental Science and Policy 28 (2013): 14-24.

Sörlin, Sverker. "Environmental Humanities: Why Should Biologists Interested in the Environment Take the Humanities Seriously?" BioScience 62.9 (2012): 788-789.

Palsson, Gisli; Szerszynski, Bronislaw; Sörlin, Sverker; Marks, John; Avril, Bernard; Crumley, Carole; Hackmann, Heide; Holm, Poul; Ingram, John; Pardo Buendía, Mercedes; Weehuizen, Rifka. Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene : Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change researchEnvironmental Science and Policy 28 (2013): 3-13.