News Releases

REF NO.: 190

SUBJECT: Harvey lecturer is leading environmental scholar
DATE: March 18, 2004

Noted feminist researcher Dr. Carolyn Merchant is the latest Henrietta Harvey distinguished lecturer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Merchant is the Chancellor’s Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy and Ethics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Merchant will deliver a series of lectures and seminars during her visit to Memorial’s St. John’s campus March 24-30. The visit is sponsored by the departments of Sociology and History, and the Women’s Studies Program.

The Henrietta Harvey Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 25, and is titled Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture. It takes place in room AA-1043, Arts Annex, at 7:30 pm. A reception will follow in the atrium. All are welcome to attend. Free parking in available in Lot 15 on the MUN campus and $2 coin-operated parking is available in Lot 15.

On Wednesday March 24, she will deliver a Coasts Under Stress/Sociology seminar titled Partnership with Nature in room SN-2105, Science Building, at 1 p.m.

On Monday, March 29, she will give a Women’s Studies seminar titled Gender and Environmental History, in room SN-4087, Science Building, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture.

And on Tuesday, March 30, she will give a History seminar titled Race and Environmental History, in room AA-1043, Arts Annex, at 3:30 pm. A reception will follow.

Dr. Merchant is one of the world’s leading environmental scholars. She helped create and develop the interdisciplinary and timely fields of environmental philosophy, ecofeminism, and environmental history.

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