For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we return to the question, what can studies of environment tell us about African American experiences? In his recent book, Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), Richard Mizelle argues that blues music, Richard Wright’s stories, NAACP documents, and black newspapers open a window onto a more thorough understanding of the Mississippi River flood of 1927—the most destructive flood in U.S.
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we return to the “History and Future of Big Data for Population Research” (2014).
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we look to the first human outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, by far the largest and most extensive recorded to date anywhere, which began in forest villages across four districts in southeastern Guinea as early as December 2013.
This Thowback Thursday, we return to an important conversation with Monica O. Montgomery, who shares cultivation methods, engagement strategies, and cultural advocacy practices to enrich your socially responsive practice. Liberated space is right below your feet as you discover your role in championing change. Find inspiration in heritage and community histories and seek justice in museums, society, and beyond.
For this week’s Thowback Thursday, we return to the keynote address of the 2015 Sawyer symposium entitled “The Once and Future River: Imagining the Mississippi in an Era of Climate Change.”
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we look to a unique collaboration between science and art.
Throwback Thursday | Settler Colonial Legacies: U.S. Racial Formation, American Exceptionalism and White Nationalist Xenophobia
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re returning to this ever timely conversation from September 2017. Evelyn Nakano Glenn takes the British settler colonial origins of the U.S. seriously by arguing for its foundational importance and continuing significance in American political and social formations. The talk examines how American national identity, racial stratification, and central concepts such as sovereignty, citizenship, property, and freedom developed in the context of territorial expansion, encounters with exogenous others, reliance on chattel slavery, and mass immigration.
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re returning to this important talk from 2012, when Dr. Jeffrey Sturchio explores the important disparities among those who do and don’t have access to health care.
THROWBACK THURSDAYS: From the Frying Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land and Water in Chennai’s Development
Chennai is currently in the news due to a catastrophic water shortage. Because of ongoing drought, its reservoirs are dry and millions lack reliable access to water. Even hospitals lack sufficient water to operate.
What happened to the rusty patched bumble bee? How did it go from abundant to endangered in a couple of decades?