Oceanic Humanities Symposium

at Texas A&M Memorial Student Center, College Station, TX on November 7-9 at

Hosted by the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the Oceanic Humanities Symposium seeks to foster cross-disciplinary conversations among faculty, invited speakers, and students at Texas A&M with respect to the histories, poetics, and conservation futures of the planet’s oceans.

In tandem with urgent calls for the protection of oceans, seas, and coastal communities from the effects of global warming and pollution, humanities and humanistic social science disciplines have been experiencing an ‘oceanic’ or ‘blue’ turn. Recent work in history, literary studies, philosophy, cultural geography, anthropology, communication, and the arts has produced a vibrant body of research exploring relationships between marine spaces, species, and people. New conversations have emerged between the humanities and the natural sciences, sparking imagination and critical engagement with respect to issues and topics marginalized by land-based scholarship.

Texas Grant Director, Dr. Pamela Plotkin, will be a guest speaker discussing "Sea Turtle Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean."

For more information, including the symposium agenda, please visit the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research's website.