The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Geography Department holds colloquium meetings throughout the academic year as a shared scholarly experience that intellectually bridges that various geographic sub-disciplines. Our colloquium meetings are normally held several Fridays per semester in Carolina Hall Room 220, from 3:35-5PM, and are open to the public. Light refreshments are served.

The 2016-2017 theme is Between Un-Certainty and Experimentation: Science, markets, and political ecology

Scientists are often asked to engage or navigate complex science, political, and economic arguments that shape our perspectives on environmental questions. In doing so, we have to cross artificial disciplinary boundaries and paradigms that can bound our research approaches. Therefore, the main aims of this colloquium series are to 1) highlight our existing interdisciplinary strengths in the environmental curriculum and 2) build and broaden community connections through complementary and experimental activities.


To further engage with this theme, the Geography Department will be holding workshops, uploading audio/video clips from our featured speakers, and posting reflections. If you have any questions about this year’s colloquium series, feel free to contact Dr. Gabby Valdivia, Dr. Elizabeth Havice, or Trey Murphy.