Call for Diversified Syllabi and Reading Lists
As highlighted in the recent op-ed in Inside Higher Ed, written by a group of WEHN’s founding members, work by women and BIPOC remains undercited, undercredited, and underrecognized in our field. To help change that, the Women’s Environmental History Network is joining with The Syllabus Project to call for diversified syllabi and reading lists that incorporate traditionally marginalized perspectives and authors. We understand that creating syllabi involves substantial intellectual labor, so some folks might want to share reading lists rather than full syllabi. If you have a reading list or syllabus for a course in environmental history – any level or specialization – that you’re willing to share, we want to see it!
Send your list or syllabus to Prof. Sarah Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like, include a note about how and why you broadened the voices it includes and what some of your outcomes have been. All submitted syllabi will be posted on the WEHN and Syllabus Project websites, where other scholars will access them for inspiration in course design, research, graduate exams, and more.
Help us to change the focus of teaching, learning, and scholarship in new generations of historians; to elevate a greater diversity of voices, scholarship, and experiences; and to establish a new definition for “canonical” environmental history.