Vermont Humanities

Norwich Snapshot

Person in Orange hat and black coat with a camera on their back looks out over a body of water with trees on the other side
First Wednesdays

Host: Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society

Library phone: (802) 649-1184
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Venue: Norwich Public Library

368 Main Street
Norwich, Vermont 05055
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Norwich Snapshot Events

Mary Lake shearing a sheep
Hybrid Event

Through a Sheep’s Eyes: Pets, Livestock, and Wild Animals

Tunbridge-based butcher, shearer, and shepherd Mary Lake has worked closely with sheep and the people who care for them for over 15 years. By mimicking the wild in her shepherding practices, Lake simultaneously feeds her community while improving the soil. In this talk, Lake shares how clarifying our relationship with and responsibility to animals can make for a happier, healthier flock.

paper footprint sign on a beach that says, "leave nothing but your footprints on the beach"
Hybrid Event

Environmental Humanities 101: Critical Studies for Feverish Times

UVM professor Adrian Ivakhiv, founder of EcoCultureLab, introduces the rapidly growing field of Environmental Humanities, which is designed to address ecological crisis, climate crisis, dramatic global inequality, political polarization, media frenzy, future pandemics, and much more. Ivakhiv will focus on what it means to live at this present moment, a moment problematically called “the Anthropocene.”

Statewide Underwriters: The Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Program Underwriters: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities; Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Norwich Bookstore; Otto & Associates; Stave Puzzles

Library Sponsors: Friends of the Norwich Public Library; Norwich Historical Society


Vermont Humanities*** August 4, 2023