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Ecotheories Colloquium: “Dams that Save: Law, Beavers, and the Making of the Yukon River”

Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University

Mon, 2/5 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 111 East Pyne

English Department

This talk retells the social and environmental upheavals of the Klondike Gold Rush through stories from two kinds of beavers: the furry 50- pound dam building kind, and Beaver—a critical figure in the origin stories and legal ideas of the Han Hwech’in, the Indigenous people of the Klondike region. It asks how thinking with such sources of theory can expand our narratives and conceptions of the relationship between human beings and the wider, animate world. Register here.

Sponsors of this event include:
The English Department
The High Meadows Environmental Institute
The Princeton Blue Lab
The Bain-Swiggett Poetry Fund
The Effron Center for the Study of America
The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities
The University Center for Human Values
The Environmental Humanities & Social Transformation Colloquium The Fluid Futures Forum

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