E. A. Birge reading an anemometer, 1912, Courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment sponsors serious collaboration between graduate students and faculty across disciplines in environmental studies. All graduate students who have research, teaching, or outreach interests that significantly address the themes of culture, history, and environment are eligible to apply to become CHE graduate student associates.
CHE hosts many programs that are developed and implemented by graduate students working with faculty, including an annual Graduate Student Symposium and place-based workshop. In addition to the active schedule of events, the graduate student associates organize independent reading groups, research presentations, field trips, and social events at Bradley Memorial. Becoming a graduate student associate means joining a creative intellectual community dedicated to exploring the changing relationships of people and the environment over time.
Other benefits of becoming a CHE graduate student associate include:
Explore the directory of current faculty and graduate student associates and email two or three associates whose work interests you for first-hand perspectives on participating in CHE or contact us with general queries.
Application for Graduate Student Associate status are taken up and approved by the CHE Executive Committee.*
CHE's faculty members come from a range of departments at UW-Madison. Some call the humanities home, while others come from social or natural science fields. What CHE's faculty members share is a commitment to understanding environmental issues of the past and present from disciplinary perspectives beyond their own. To find out more about current members, you may review the CHE Faculty page and contact any of the people listed.
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