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Edge EffectsEdge Effects features interviews with path-breaking thinkers inside the academy, and beyond, about cultural and environmental change across the full sweep of human history.

We believe edges are good places for looking in many directions to scrutinize and try to understand the world around us.

Edge Effects is produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), a research center within the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Broadcast under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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Edge Effects Show Archive:

How Rubber Plantations Reshaped Vietnam: A Conversation with Michitake Aso

Tuesday 13th August 2019

An environmental historian explains why, for Vietnam’s rubber plantations and plantation workers, the specifics of colonialism, geography, and ecology matter. The post How Rubber Plantations Reshaped Vietnam: A Conversation with Michitake Aso appeared first on Edge Effects.


Unearthing the Complex Histories of Madison Parks

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Histories of park planners like the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association offer a window into the complex pasts and exciting futures of public parks. The post Unearthing the Complex Histories of Madison Parks appeared first on Edge Effects.


Where Disability Rights and Animal Rights Meet: A Conversation with Sunaura Taylor

Tuesday 30th July 2019

Artist and writer Sunaura Taylor charts a path toward disability and animal liberation by rethinking care and interdependence, understanding the environmental and physical burdens of our food systems, and more. The post Where Disability Rights and Animal Rights Meet: A Conversation with Sunaura Taylor appeared first on Edge Effects.


Multispecies Ethics are Messy: Five Questions for William Lynn

Thursday 25th July 2019

Ethicist and geographer William Lynn discusses ways to think about the wicked problems posed by conservation and wildlife management. The post Multispecies Ethics are Messy: Five Questions for William Lynn appeared first on Edge Effects.


Food Is Just the Beginning: A Conversation with Monica White

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Farming has been a part of Black freedom struggles for a long time. It's always been about much more than growing food. The post Food Is Just the Beginning: A Conversation with Monica White appeared first on Edge Effects.


Why Write Beautifully About Climate Crisis?

Tuesday 9th July 2019

In a moment of climate crisis and as rising seas threaten human life and habitation, writer Elizabeth Rush teaches the importance of learning to let go. The post Why Write Beautifully About Climate Crisis? appeared first on Edge Effects.


Recording the Mississippi Soundscape: A Conversation with Monica Haller

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Artist Monica Haller explores the Mississippi River as an Anthropocene site with intimate ties to her own family history. She records the underwater sounds of this historical waterway to trace connections between the river and legacies of slavery, philosophies of ownership, and environmental racism. The post Recording the Mississippi Soundscape: A Conversation with Monica Haller appeared first on Edge Effects.


Eight Online Environmental Archives to Bookmark

Tuesday 25th June 2019

These digital environmental archives offer a range of approaches to environmental histories, cultural practices, and ecological changes. The post Eight Online Environmental Archives to Bookmark appeared first on Edge Effects.


Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Tuesday 18th June 2019

Plantations discipline both plants and people. Two scholars reckon with the Plantationocene to develop a shared vision of multispecies justice. The post Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing appeared first on Edge Effects.


Making Kin with Serpents in Myanmar’s Snake Temples

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Buddhist beliefs and Burmese pythons create a multispecies world in the Snake Temples of Myanmar. The post Making Kin with Serpents in Myanmar’s Snake Temples appeared first on Edge Effects.