28 PRESIDENT’S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES 2019–2020 T he Environmental Humanities focuses on interdisciplinary research and creative activity pertaining to the environment, encompassing history, philosophy, ecocriticism, cultural geography and anthropology, as well as literature and the arts. Centering on the issues of rapid environmental and social change, we seek to draw a range of humanities disciplines into conversation with each other on this topic, as well as with the natural and social sciences. This year, the Humanities Center is celebrating 20 years of creating and nurturing an interdisciplinary culture of arts and ideas. LEC TURE SERIES 2019–2020 The Humanities Center receives generous support from Tom and Carol DiGiovanni and New Urban Builders. FERALATLAS:THE MORE-THAN-HUMAN ANTHROPOCENE Anna Tsing THURSDAY, FEB. 6 | 7:30 PM | FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL A nna Tsing is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her recent books include The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibilities of Life in Capitalist Ruins and Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet. Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, and the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities ALL LECTURES ON THIS PAGE ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Seating restrictions apply—see page 32 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ASFREEDOM Julie Sze THURSDAY, OCT. 3 | 7:30 PM | FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL J ulie Sze is a professor and the founding chair of American studies at the University of California, Davis. Sze is the author of Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice; Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis; Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger; and the editor of Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power. Cosponsored by the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities and the Department of Philosophy EARTHDIPLOMACY: DINÉ(NAVAJO)ARTSOF RECIPROCITY,1966-1968 Jessica Horton THURSDAY, APR. 2 | 5 PM | FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL J essica Horton is a professor of art history at the University of Delaware. Her research and teaching emphasize the centrality of Native American art to a global story of modernity, focusing on the transcultural movement of people, objects, and ideas. Her book, Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation, illuminates the impact of Indigenous spatial struggles on artists working internationally from the 1970s to the 2000s. Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Art History NOAH’SARKIVE: UTOPIA,FAILUREAND CLIMATECHANGE Jeffrey Cohen THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 | 7:30 PM | FREE ZINGG RECITAL HALL J effreyCohenisthedeanof HumanitiesatArizonaState Universityandco-presidentof theAssociationfortheStudyof LiteratureandtheEnvironment. CohenistheauthorofStone: An Ecology of the Inhuman,which receivedthe2017RenéWellek Prizeforbestbookfromthe AmericanComparativeLiterature Association.Earth,cowritten withLindyElkins-Tanton,offersa reexaminationoftheplanetfrom theperspectivesofaplanetary scientistandaliteraryhumanist. Hiscurrentproject,cowrittenwith JulianYates,isNoah’s Arkive: Towards an Ecology of Refuge. Cosponsored by the Department of English TheHumanitiesCenter’syearlongthemeistheEnvironmentalHumanities.