November 14, 2016

Heart of the Gila: Off-Year Symposium Report

Approximately 50 people gathered from June 8-11, 2016 at Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM, for the ASLE off-year symposium “The Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West.” Silver City is located in southwestern New Mexico at 6,000 feet elevation, and it is the gateway to the Gila National Wilderness Area, the United States’ first wilderness area.

A letter to participants from the WMNU president spoke to the issues at hand: “Water is the most crucial element of life. How ...

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Edited by Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall, and Stephanie LeMenager. Routledge: New York, 2016.

Climate change is an enormous and increasingly urgent issue. This important book highlights how humanities disciplines can mobilize the creative and critical power of students, teachers, and communities to confront climate change. The book is divided into four clear sections to help readers integrate climate change into the classes and topics they are already teaching as well as engage with interdisciplinary methods and techniques. Teaching Climate Change ...