Environmental Humanities

A colorful cast of characters shaped post-World War II American literature and culture.

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

The environmental humanities break down conceptual barriers between academic disciplines to study the interplay between humankind and the natural world. Blending scientific knowledge with humanistic inquiry, we come to comprehend the millennia of human impact on the Earth and its attendant effects on humanity. This interdisciplinary understanding can empower us to create sustainable, empathetic, and equitable responses to present-day environmental challenges.

Exhibit title from T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915)


Visitor Information

The exhibition is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 2. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 6 pm, Weekends: free). “Visitors” hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.