Sensing Anthropocene Stories in Italian Landscapes

The Anthropocene Group presents Prof. Andrew Mathews' lecture on Tuesday, March 7 from 4:30-5:45 pm, in 105 Dartmouth Hall.

The Anthropocene Group and the Leslie Center for the Humanities invite you to Professor Andrew Mathews' lecture, "Sensing Anthropocene Stories in Italian Landscapes," on Tuesday, March 7th, from 4:30-5:45 pm, in Dartmouth Hall Room 105.

Andrew Mathews is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research, both in Mexico, and more recently in Italy, has focused on the relationship between people, forests, and global environmental change. Since 2013, Professor Mathews has been working on histories of cultivation, landscape shaping and disaster in Central Italy. His most recent book, "Trees Are Shape Shifters: How Cultivation, Climate Change, and Diaster Create Landscapes" (Yale, 2022), used historical ecology and natural history methods to study forest histories and climate change politics.