Fall Conference 2021: “This Mazéd World”
The Humanities and Climate Change
October 6 through October 23
Online and at various locations
“This Mazéd World:” The Humanities and Climate Change
As climate scientists warn of an escalating, and perhaps uncontrollable, catastrophe in the making and as Americans witness the intensity of climate disruption in western wildfires and eastern hurricanes, we need the humanities to help us make sense of our changing world, build resilience, and work to change the path we are on.
Join us online and in-person during the month of October for our 48th annual Fall Conference.
The conference will begin with four First Wednesdays talks related to the theme of climate change on Wednesday, October 6 and will conclude with a week of virtual and in-person events held from October 18 to 23.
Most of the Conference is free!
We’re pleased to offer all of the Fall Conference 2021 events for no charge, with the exception of the in-person concert by the Fry Street Quartet at the UVM Recital Hall. The events offered on Zoom do require advance registration.
The Fall Conference 2021 is sponsored, in part, by the UVM Office for Engagement.
….the spring, the summer,
The childing autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries, and the mazéd world,
By their increase, now knows not which is which.
And this same progeny of evils comes
From our debate, from our dissension;
We are their parents and original.
Upcoming Fall Conference events
A Midsummer Night’s Dream illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Act 2 scene 1, Titania and Oberon: “And now they never meet in grove or green, / By fountain clear, or spangled starlight sheen / But they do square”