Typically offered as a weekly evening course each spring, the CHE Methods Seminar is the Center's most important curricular offering. The seminar is a required part of the CHE Certificate, but students in the course do not need to be completing the certificate program to enroll in the course.
While the course intentionally remains a work-in-progress each time it is taught, it has several core goals:
It introduces graduate students from a wide array of departments and programs to different disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods for studying past environmental change and the human cultural contexts within which such change occurs.
It explores the disparate forms of evidence that can be used to reconstruct past environmental changes and their human meanings.
It strives to build a strong sense of community among graduate students and faculty members at UW-Madison who share an interest in past environmental change by creating a context within which students from different departments and programs can work together while also get to know faculty members associated with CHE.
To apply for the Spring 2013 CHE Methods Seminar, click here (PDF)
Applications due Friday November 23rd at Noon!
CHE Grads, Faculty, and Friends at Starved Rock State Park, May 2010
Photo by Nan Fey/William Cronon
The CHE Methods Seminar was first offered in Spring 2010 and used the study of energy as its unifying theme. Please visit CHE's energy page to get a sense of what results when members of the CHE community come together to share their eclectic perspectives and learn from each other.