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Boise State University – Student Union Building

address  1700 W. University Dr.
 Boise, ID  83725
phone (208) 426-3656

Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series with Scott Ashely

Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series with Scott Ashely

'"The Ghostly Language of the Ancient Earth': The Idea of Nature in Deep Time" In 1799 William Wordsworth imagined his younger self standing beneath the rocks of his native mountains listening to the ‘ghostly language of the ancient earth’. I also try to hear the echoes that come out of the deep past and decipher what we can learn from them about the entangling of the human and natural worlds and the origins of the idea of Nature. Professor Ashley currently teaches medieval, world and environmental history at Newcastle University, UK. He has published on diverse matters, including the Vikings, ninth-century astronomy and Captain James Cook. He is currently researching the role of climate change in the early middle ages and the ecological impacts of the Vikings in the North Atlantic.
Boise State University;Public Lecture;Free;William Wordsworth
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 • Thu 4/20/17 at 6pm-7pm