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Environmental Humanities Colloquium: “Ecological Landscapes in Paleoanthropology and the Fates of Human Nature”

Erika Milam, History, PEI

October 17, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EDT · 111 East Pyne

Princeton Environmental Institute

Erika Milam will explore the ecological models that scientists after World War II turned to as they embraced a vision of human nature in which our present behaviors were constrained by our ecological past. Life in the forest, foraging for mollusks at the edge of the ocean, or hunting on the savannah each provided different environmental conditions that could have left indelible marks on our physical and psychological form.

Open to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and staff, the Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all backgrounds whose work is animated by — or intersects with — issues central to the environmental humanities.

The colloquium is hosted by Rob Nixon, the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment, and Professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

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