Public Lecture by Douglas Brinkley Honoring Dr. Carolyn Merchant
Co-sponsored by Dan Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL)
SPEAKER: Douglas Brinkley, Rice University
DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018
TIME: 7–9 PM
LOCATION: 159 Mulford Hall
In June of 2018 Professor Carolyn Merchant, of UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM), will be retiring after almost 40 years of teaching and research on the UC Berkeley campus. Merchant’s landmark book, The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution, has shaped the fields of women’s studies, environmental history, and the history of science ever since its publication in 1980. Today she stands as one of the most influential scholars in environmental studies, ecofeminism, and environmental philosophy and has been especially recognized for over a dozen books—with two new ones just out—and over a hundred articles. Over her career Carolyn has taught hundreds of undergraduate students and served on the graduate committees of students from numerous departments at Berkeley and other campuses. Professor and environmental writer Douglas Brinkley will dedicate this lecture to Carolyn Merchant and his forthcoming book “Rachel Carson and Silent Spring.”
This event is part of the larger Symposium Honoring Dr. Carolyn Merchant. For information about other events, please contact Julie Gorecki at firstname.lastname@example.org.