ICC, COVID-19 & the Coming Year

Published: May 18th, 2020

Category: Featured, News

As UF prepares for a return to more normal event schedules in the coming academic year, ICC is planning a new series of symposia, guest lectures, and readings featuring activists, artists, researchers, and scholars working at the intersections of climate studies and the creative imagination…

Looking Ahead

The final schedule of ICC events for 2020–21 will be posted when we are confident that we can secure the health and well-being of our speakers and our audiences. We anticipate a mix of virtual (live-streamed and prerecorded webinars) and in-person events. All Fall 2020 events will be virtual. The tentative schedule for the coming year includes:

  • A roundtable discussion on managing eco-grief and climate anxiety (September 2020)
  • Four seminars on “Global-Cultural Justice: Transdisciplinary Perspectives,” featuring talks by Dorothy Ko (Barnard College), Andréa Zhouri (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Edward B. Barbier (Colorado State University), and Frances Roberts-Gregory (University of California, Berkeley) (October 2020)
  • Two workshops on “Latin America Writes Back: Climate Change and Science Fiction” (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)
  • A seminar on archaeological and autobiographical legacies of the 1896 Cedar Keys and 1900 Galveston hurricanes (Spring 2021)
  • Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia), “Seamus Heaney Adrift: Poetry, Water, and the Hydroscape” (Spring 2021)
  • Bénédicte Meillon (Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France), “Ecopoetics of Re-enchantment and Liminal Realism” (Spring 2021)
  • Jonathan Rick (University of Florida), “The Presence of Posterity: Climate Ethics and the Value of Future Generations” (Spring 2021)

Check the ICC home page or this page for updates to event schedules.

Trees! Plantings

ICC is working closely with the Office of the Alachua County Arborist, Department of Parks and Conservation Lands, to determine when ICC’s Trees! plantings may be safely resumed. See this page for details, including how to be notified when the new plantings schedule is announced.

All ICC events are free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.


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