Bill McKibben photo by Nancie Battaglia. Courtesy Vermont Humanities Council.
Vermont Humanities Council Join author Bill McKibben tonight for "Thinking through the Future," the next event in our Fall Conference 2021: “This Mazéd World:” The Humanities and Climate Change.
About tonight's talk
Science can help us understand the greatest crisis we’ve ever found ourselves in—but so can the humanities. From the biblical book of Job to the latest science fiction, literature can help us learn what it means to have suddenly become so large and can also give us clues to how we might shrink ourselves and our society a little.
About Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is founder and senior adviser emeritus of 350.org, the first global grassroots climate campaign. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and has appeared in 24 languages.
Upcoming Fall Conference events
- The Zone is Us: Sacrifice in the Space-Time of Climate Change with UVM professor Adrian Ivakhiv (10/19 on Zoom)
- Discussion: Are “We the People” Up to the Task? with constitutional scholar Meg Mott (10/20 on Zoom; watch a video of her recent First Wednesdays talk in preparation)
- Vermont Teen Shakespeareans Save the Planet with Get Thee to the Funnery founder Peter Gould and a panel of international Shakespeare campers (10/21 on Zoom)
- NPR’s Eric Westervelt on Bigger Fires, Hotter Days, and Drier Lands (10/22 on Zoom)
- Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project with the Fry Street Quartet (10/22 at UVM and via live stream)
The Fall Conference 2021 is sponsored in part by the UVM Office of Engagement.