Flavey Library presents Hester Blum, Professor of English at Pennlyvania State University, on Tuesday, April 19th at 4PM via Zoom.
In the summer of 2019 Blum was the lone humanities scholar on a scientific expedition tracking climate change in the Northwest Passage. Drawn from her experience on the Arctic icebreaker (and on an Antarctic expedition), as well as her research on nineteenth-century polar expeditions, Blum's talk offers a meditation on ice as a measure for visualizing, writing about, mourning, and mediating the state of the climate in an age of ecological and institutional crisis.
This event is offered in support of Falvey Memorial Library’s current exhibit "That Fairyland of Ice": Polar Exploration in Mind and Memoryand is included alongside Earth Week events. The event is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Office of Sustainability, the Department of Geography and the Environment, and the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest. It is free and open to all!