Samuel Talcott Attends National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute
Published on August 15, 2017
Samuel Talcott, associate professor of philosophy, attended a summer institute sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities at the University of Washington from June 26-July 14.
The Institute, on the topic of city/nature, brought together select faculty from across the humanities, social sciences, landscape architecture, and urban planning to examine the problematic assumption that there is no nature in cities through a host of disciplinary lenses, current scholarship, and by participants’ sharing their own work in progress.
Participants also considered how to develop public scholarship that helps the public better understand the importance of attending carefully to the material processes—from waste management to the production of consumer goods—that we depend upon for our health and lives, but which so often harm the most vulnerable people and environments.