Professor Carolyn Merchant stands as one of the most influential scholars in all of environmental studies. A pioneer in two fields—environmental history and ecofeminism--Dr. Merchant has published a highly significant body of thought in a dozen books and over a hundred articles. The Graduate Theological Union will host a Reception and a Plenary Lecture & Discussion by Dr. Merchant on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 in honor of her pioneering scholarship, and coinciding with the publication of her forthcoming book Science and Nature: Past, Present, and Future (Routledge, 2018), and a volume reflecting on her groundbreaking contributions to the environmental humanities, After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Earth Relations (K. Worthy E. Allison, & W. Bauman, eds.). Plenary Presider for this event will be internationally renowned ecofeminist philosopher, Dr. Susan Griffin.
This event is cosponsored by the Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies, the Center for Swedenborgian Studies, and the Women's Studies in Religion program, and is cohosted by the Center for the Arts & Religion.