Environmental History and Justice
Environmentalist McKibben discusses art's impact on climate action
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke at Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium Oct. 25 about how art not only has created a romantic narrative of American history, but how it also can inspire people to action for global environmental change. His talk, "Art, Activism and the Chance for Change," was hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition, “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment."
PEI and Art Museum host Art + Environment Event Series
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:30am
PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.
New Orleans' Black Masking Indian chiefs discuss art, community
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Big Chief Darryl Montana and Chief Demond Melancon of New Orleans' Black Masking Indian groups visited Princeton for an April 3 panel discussion on the artistry and passion behind the tradition, and met with students in two courses the next day. Their visit was part of the exhibition, "Big Chief Wears a Golden Crown," organized by PEI associated faculty Jeff Whetstone in connection to his PEI Urban Grand Challenges project, "Flow: Living with the Mississippi."
Historians to climate researchers: "Let's talk"
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:30pm
History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, according to Princeton history professor and PEI associated faculty John Haldon and alumnus Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today’s debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies handled environmental stresses to help inform our own situation.
Video for Emmanuel Kreike's March 6 PEI Faculty Seminar now available
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:30pm
Farms, petroculture and the Environmental Nexus: Four new environmental studies courses and ENV 200 for Spring 2018
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
Four new environmental studies courses and the popular "Environmental Nexus" class are among the many Spring 2018 classes from PEI's Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. Registration begins Dec. 6.
Eco-justice scholar Ashley Dawson named 2017 Barron Visiting Professor in environmental humanities
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ashley Dawson, an English professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, has been selected as the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017-18 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Dawson focuses his work on cultural studies, post-colonialism, eco-criticism and activism, particularly how people have perceived, affected and defended nature through art, politics and economics.