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Ant Spider Bee: The New Open-Access E-Book

Inspired by Francis Bacon’s ant, spider, and bee as models of collecting, processing, and transforming knowledge, Kimberly Coulter, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, and Finn Arne Jørgensen founded the blog Ant Spider Bee to reflect on ways technology was transforming the epistemologies, methods, and dissemination of environmental humanities research.

With essays and embedded media, this open-access e-book presents snapshots of transformations in knowledge practices during a period of rapid change.

New Virtual Exhibition: Oceans in Three Paradoxes

Going to the depths of the ocean: the new virtual "Three Paradoxes: Knowing the Blue through the Humanities" by Helen M. Rozwadowski explores people's past and present interconnections with the sea.

Departing from the three pairings repository–mirror, bridge–moat, and destination–home, we are taken on a journey through cultural history to learn about the various meanings of the maritime realm through the work of anthropologists, literary scholars, and historians.  

New Issue of Perspectives: Strata and Three Stories

Based on their tandem lecture at the RCC’s 10th anniversary celebration, Julia Adeney Thomas and Jan Zalasiewicz return to explore the Anthropocene and the narratives that are driving the trajectories of the Earth System. The collaborative issue "Strata and Three Stories" is to be the final issue of the much-loved series RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society. With their captivating (and oft unsettling) narratives, this call for multidisciplinarity will resonate across scholarly divides.


Projects at the RCC

Alongside its graduate programs, the RCC hosts Researchers-in-Residence and other Externally Funded Projects—all contribute to the dynamic and multidisciplinary life of the center.

Visit our Research section to find out more about the projects, which cover topics from urban architecture to hazardous waste over climate politics and conservation humanities. 

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