This day-long symposium will consider Ireland’s cultural and environmental heritage with special attention to the work of writer, cartographer and historian Tim Robinson. Robinson embodies dúchas, the Irish concept of an appreciation for natural and built heritage. Speakers include Irish poet Moya Cannon, and scholars of literature and environmental studies in conversation about the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Ireland and the role of the humanities in an era of environmental change. The symposium will mark the North American launch of the essay collection Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture and Environment, published by Manchester University Press.
Schedule of Events
10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Coffee & Registration
10:30 AM-12:00 PM: What is Environmental Humanities in the age of the Anthropocene?
- Una Chaudhuri
- Malcolm Sen
- Dale Jamieson
12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:00 PM-2:30 PM: Environmental Humanities in Ireland: Tim Robinson, literature, environment
- Christine Cusick
- Mary Burke
- Eamonn Wall
- Kelly Sullivan
3:00 PM-5:30 PM: Moya Cannon Poetry Reading, Break for Coffee and Book Sales & Signing
5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Launch of Unfolding Irish Landscapes (available for purchase prior to launch until 5:00 PM)
7:00 PM: Reception
Part-sponsored by a grant from NYU’s Center for the Humanities and by Culture Ireland as part of the International Culture Programme to celebrate Ireland 2016.
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