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Tipping Points: Reindeer on the Move

Welcome to a guest lecture by Dr. Nancy Langstion. She will examine wildlife translocations—particularly assisted colonization—as a controversial tool for a green transition.

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The Environmental Humanities Research Group invites you to join us for a lecture by Nancy Langston, "Tipping Points: Reindeer on the Move".

Dr. Nancy Langston is an ASEH Distinguished Scholar, Distinguished Professor of Environmental History at Michigan Technological University, and the author of five influential books of environmental history, most recently Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene (Brandeis University Press. 2021).

Her work integrates environmental history, more-than-human history, and visual arts to grapple with the unsettling contradictions of climate change and just transitions. This talk will focus on a subsection of her ongoing project, ”Tipping Points,” and examine wildlife translocations—particularly assisted colonization—as a controversial tool for a green transition.

Moving wildlife about the world has always involved questions of power, social relations, and visions of a desired future. Langston’s goal for this project is to engage viewers in contemplating what kind of world we will bequeath to future generations. How will they look back at traces from our snowy world?

Anyone interested is welcome!