When Italian professor Damiano Benvegnù came to Dartmouth, he saw a divide between the sciences and humanities where there should have been a bridge. Particularly in response to the climate crisis, he noted that the cry for change is interdisciplinary — incorporating a diverse dialogue of voices from policy to poetry to art to science. - The Dartmouth, February 10th, 2021
In this Q&A interview with Eve Legge, Professor Benvegnù discusses the inspiration behind his interdisciplinary courses, COLT 70.05, "Environmental Imagination: Ecological Narratives for the Anthropocene" and ITAL 37.09, "Italian Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities", how others can get involved with the Environmental Humanities initiative at Dartmouth, and his current research projects.
Read the full article here: https://www.thedartmouth.com/article
If you are interested in learning more about the Environmental Humanities, consider these upcoming events:
- Friday, February 19th, at 4:00pm, "#FilmIsAlive: Ferrania, or the afterlives of analog in the digital age", with Professor Elena Past, Professor of Italian at Wayne State University.
- Friday, February 26th, at 4:00pm, "Cages and Mirrors: A Reading of Italo Calvino's Albino Gorilla", with Professor Serenella Iovino, Professor of Italian and Environmental Humanities at UNC Chapel Hill.
You may RSVP to these events by writing to Humanities.Events@dartmouth.edu.