Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room, Quincy St. & Harvard St., Cambridge

Green Sage: John Ruskin as Proto-Environmentalist

Join the Harvard Library for a colloquium on proto-environmentalism in Victorian England. Featuring speakers:

Harriet Ritvo
Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephanie Cardon
Artist, Assistant Professor in Studio Foundation and Sustainability Fellow, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Sezen Unluonen
Doctoral candidate, Department of English, Harvard University

The Victorian polymath John Ruskin (1819-1900) was among the earliest to recognize the threat posed by industrial and anthropogenic pollutants to the natural world. On the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth, Houghton Library hosts an interdisciplinary colloquium focusing on his prophetic concern for the environment and its continued relevance today.

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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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