UCD Environmental Humanities Virtual Talks, Spring/Summer 2021 Programme


4 Feb, 4pm: Jared Margulies (Alabama), ‘Watching extinction in cactus country, or what I
learned about flourishing from a cactus on a doomed mountain.’ Register.

25 Feb, 4pm: Launch Event for ‘Writing in the Pause’ (Plumwood Mountain, Vol. 7 no. 2) with Ian
Davidson, Ghazal Mosadeq, James Thomas Stevens and Jonathan Skinner. Register.

26 Mar, 4pm: ‘Monitoring Microbes: Diagnostics, Surveillance Systems, and The Politics of
Preparedness’, Ann Kelly (KCL), Frédéric Keck (CNRS, Paris), Claas Kirchelle (UCD). Register.

1 Apr, 4pm: Mark Clare, artist in residence at UCD & Dun Laoghaire County Council. ‘The
Unavoidable Interconnectedness of Everything.’

15 Apr, 4pm: Charis Olszok (Cambridge), oil and djinn, ghosts and other fantastical creatures in
Iraqi, Syrian and Saudi Fiction, title tbc.

5 May, 4pm: Josephine Taylor (RHUL), ‘Energy Futures and the Failure of Mastery: Alternative
Relations in Science Fiction.’

13 May, 4pm: Martin Arboleda (Universidad Diego Portales), talk based on Governing Utopia: on
Planning and Popular Power, title tbc. Joint event with Durham Centre for Culture and Ecology.

20 May, time tbc: Nicole Seymour (CSU): ‘Facing the Plasticene: Object Lessons from Glitter’.

4 June, 4pm: Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam), poetry/creative talk, title tbc.

10 June, 4pm: Hannah Hollemann (Amherst), title tbc. Joint event with Durham Centre for
Culture and Ecology.


Contact: Dr Hannah Boast, hannah.boast@ucd.ie.
Twitter: @ucd_envhum
Facebook: @ucdenvhums


Supported by UCD College of Arts and Humanities Funding for Research Activity for 2021.