Sea

On the Sea and Coastal Ecologies:
Early Modern Pasts and Uncertain Futures

On the Sea and Coastal Ecologies: Early Modern Pasts and Uncertain Futures

Our 2020-21 session on Sea is proud to be partnering with the UCHRI in the development of the University of California Multi-Campus Faculty Working Group.

The 2020-21 session on Sea will feature events throughout the year. In addition to continuing the research for the Earth, Sea, Sky Research Group, this working group seeks to explore interdisciplinary connections for medieval and early modern depictions of the sea. The working group is dedicated to exploring the interface between the environmental humanities and the visual, material, and textual archives of early modern maritime and coastal ecologies, with a special emphasis on the Pacific coast.

This working group is also in conversation with faculty from the UC Davis Coastal Science Institute at the Bodega Bay Marine Lab.


Upcoming Event

March 16th on Zoom

Please join us for the Winter Sea Event: an Oecologies Reading Group. For those interested in attending this event, please email Kirsten Schuhmacher no later than Friday Mar. 12th for readings and details.

Already have an invitation? Find the meeting information here.


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  1. Featured Image: Bottom Portion of “Water,” Adriaen Collaert, after Maerten de Vos, 1580 – 1584. Hand-colored engraving. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-BI-6065