Readings on the Anthropocene, Spring 2015
To complement the Obermann Humanities Symposium, "Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene."
Barbara Eckstein (English, CLAS) co-directed the Graduate Institute in 2014 and 2015. Her own engagement work includes co-leading the The People's Weather Map, a digital humanities project. She is also a member of the Oakdale Community [Prison] Choir. In 2014, she co-directed the Obermann Humanities Symposium, Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene.
Bradley Cramer works on Earth System Science, deep-time Earth history, stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, chemostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, stratigraphic nomenclature, history of geology, geochronology, and the Geologic Time Scale. His work tries to understand the major biotic, chemical, and physical events that punctuate the history of our planet by throwing every tool and proxy at the problem as is possible. Currently, he is the project leader for the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project 591—The Early to Middle Paleozoic Revolution.
Tyler Priest came to the University of Iowa in 2012 after eight years as Director of Global Studies at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. His primary interests are in the fields of energy, environmental, global, business, and public history. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, where he teaches a course on U.S. energy policy and assists in overseeing the Environmental Policy and Planning program. His most recent book, The Offshore Imperative: Shell Oil’s Search for Petroleum in the Postwar United States (...