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The Mellon Seminar’s theme from 2017 to 2020 is “Migration and the Humanities.” From 2014 to 2017, the Seminar examined the interrelationship between violence and non-violence.

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Writers Speak brings significant contemporary writers to speak on campus, with the intention of fostering literary conversation.

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The Environment Forum is dedicated to exploring new work in the arts and humanities that reframes or reimagines the relationship of humanity to the rest of nature.

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Video Now Available | Bathsheba Demuth: Do Whales Judge Us? Interspecies History and Ethics

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

On November 6 Bathsheba Demuth spoke at the Mahindra Humanities Environment Forum.

"For there really is no option of retreat, of pure withdrawal from consuming the world around us. All of us beings that do not photosynthesize... must consume something. We do not make the energy that we need in order to live, we only rework it and we put it into new forms. Which means that what is left for us to do, is figure out not how not to consume, but how to actually consume well.