Oecologies is hosting a full season of events for season two of Earth, Sea, Sky!
See a full listing of Sea events at
On the Sea and Coastal Ecologies: Early Modern Pasts and Uncertain Futures

Oecologies Panel: Common Environments

9 April 2021 | 11 AM PST

How might public scholarship contribute to reorienting the — or a — public’s understanding of our ecological presents and futures? Exploring possible answers to this question, Oecologies presents “Common Environments: Public-Facing Research and Premodern Cultures.” Engaging with today’s ecological, institutional, and political precarities, panelists will speak on what public-facing research looks like today — and how it might look in the future.

Featuring Brenna Duperron, Dr Ruben Espinosa, Sarah-Nelle Jackson, and Dr Jeffrey Wilson.

Please RSVP here by April 7, 2021. A Zoom link will be provided to all participants in advance of the event.

Oecologies Reading Group: The Winter Sea

16 March 2021 | 10:30 AM PST

Please join us for our Oecologies Reading Group’s winter Sea event.

Should you wish to attend, please email Kirsten Schuhmacher no later than Friday, March 12th for readings and details.

Already have an invitation? Find the meeting information here.

Oecologies Panel: IN THE WAKE

23 October 2020 | 1:00 PM PST

Engaging a curious academic year amid an uncertain and unsettling calendrical one, Oecologies presents “IN THE WAKE: Response and Recovery in the Premodern World.” Our panelists explore the links among cataclysm and social change, premodernity and our present moment.

Featuring Drs Urvashi Chakravarty, Gabriel Rocha, Rebecca Totaro, and Elaine Treharne.

Please RSVP here by Oct 20, 2020. A Zoom link will be provided to all participants in advance of the event.

Oecologies Reading Group: Sea

2 October 2020 | 10:00 AM PST

Oecologies is thrilled to announce the inaugural meeting of our newest reading group, “Sea.” For our debut, we will be reading at the intersection of oceanic geohistory and the more recent, social history of legislating the sea.

Readings include:

Helen M. Rozwadowski, “A Long Sea Story,” from Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans (2018)

Renisa Mawani, “The Free Sea: A Juridical Space,” from Across Oceans of Law (2018), and

Surabhi Ranganathan, “The Law of the Sea” (optional)

For readings, details, and Zoom link, please RSVP here by Sep 15, 2020.