The symposium "Bodies/Water: Knowledge and the Hydrosphere," will be held on Friday, November 3 from 9:30-4-6 pm, in the CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141) on Georgetown's main campus.
It's going to be a great day of interdisciplinary discussion and connections, a showcase of environmental humanities research on water:
- The symposium will begin with a keynote address from Prof. Nicole Starosielski (Media, Culture and Communication, NYU), exploring the resonances between bodies and aquatic environments, sensory knowledge, the potential uses of digital systems, and the problematics of scale. Starosielski's recent work highlights the relationships between marine sensing, aquatic extraction, Navy exploration, fishing and undersea cables. Explore the digital humanities project, "Surfacing," here; (http://surfacing.in) The keynote will be followed by commentary and discussion with Prof. Mark Giordano (SFS STIA, Georgetown).
- A photography exhibit "Fire Goes Where Water Flows: Watershed and Wildfire in California" and presentation from Dr. Rina Faletti (Global Arts, UC Merced) will explore the aesthetics, geography and recent history of California's water infrastructure
- Graduate students from different disciplines will present their research and lead discussion: What is the relationship between the hydrosphere’s physical phenomena, as experienced by human bodies, and the scholarship that we produce in the environmental humanities? How to we know water, and what do our different ways of learning mean?
- Our own Prof. John McNeill will provide closing reflections and discussion (University Professor, SFS/History, Georgetown)
All are welcome! Please see the Seminar website (https://anthropocene.georgetown.edu/) for details about this and the rest of the term's events, including contact information regarding accessibility.
This is event is part of a two-day series of environmental humanities programming focused on water: the Mellon Sawyer Seminar will be screening Watermark (Burtynsky and Baichwal 2013) on the evening of November 3, at 8:00 pm in New South 156.
In addition, Georgetown's environmental history graduate student conference is on Saturday, November 4.