The Dartmouth Features Q&A with Prof. Damiano Benvegnù

In an interview with The Dartmouth, Professor Damiano Benvegnù discusses the environmental humanities, where science and community meet, and the importance of joy in critical work.

When Italian professor Damiano Benvegnù came to Dartmouth, he saw a divide between the sciences and humanities where there should have been a bridge. Particularly in response to the climate crisis, he noted that the cry for change is interdisciplinary — incorporating a diverse dialogue of voices from policy to poetry to art to science.   - The Dartmouth, February 10th, 2021

In this Q&A interview with Eve Legge, Professor Benvegnù discusses the inspiration behind his interdisciplinary courses, COLT 70.05, "Environmental Imagination: Ecological Narratives for the Anthropocene" and ITAL 37.09, "Italian Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities", how others can get involved with the Environmental Humanities initiative at Dartmouth, and his current research projects.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Environmental Humanities, consider these upcoming events:

  • Friday, February 19th, at 4:00pm, "#FilmIsAlive: Ferrania, or the afterlives of analog in the digital age", with Professor Elena Past, Professor of Italian at Wayne State University.
  • Friday, February 26th, at 4:00pm, "Cages and Mirrors: A Reading of Italo Calvino's Albino Gorilla", with Professor Serenella Iovino, Professor of Italian and Environmental Humanities at UNC Chapel Hill.

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