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 research. Environmental Science and Policy 28 (2013): 3-13.