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Environmental Humanities & Media: Special Guest Dr. Gregg Mitman

  • Kislak Center (6th Floor) Van Pelt Library 3420 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

During his two day visit to Penn, Dr. Gregg Mitman will attend a special joint session of Dr. Bethany Wiggin's "Environmental Humanities: Theory, Methods, Practice" course and Dr. Rahul Mukherjee's "Environmental Media: Archaeology, Anthropology, Ecology" course. As a guest in these courses, Dr. Mitman will share his experience combining environmental humanities with film studies and filmmaking.

Following this meeting, there will be a screening of Mitman's film In the Shadow of Ebola that is open to the public. Dr. Mitman's visit is cosponsored by PPEH, Africana Studies, and Cinema Studies.

In addition to meeting with students and screening In the Shadow of Ebola, on Thursday April 14th Dr. Mitman will attend the Visioning Meeting for the Schuylkill Corp at WetLand, and provide a keynote on the topic of engagement that is open to the public. 

Professor Gregg Mitman is Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A scholar of science, medicine, film and the environment, Professor Mitman is the founding director of the Nelson Institute's Center for Culture, History and Environment, as well as the curator of UW-Madison's environmental film festival, Tales from Planet Earth.