“The Nature-Study Idea and Related Writings” by Liberty Hyde Bailey: Book Launch and Panel
Where: NYU (Other)
Washington Square Area
212-998-1212 Price: Free
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The urgency to halt the progression of climate change requires much more than the implementation of scientific knowledge—it requires a revolution across the fields of education, culture, and the arts. In The Nature-Study Idea, Liberty Hyde Bailey articulated a similar need to reimagine education in light of socio-ecological crises at the dawn of the twentieth century. This panel discussion will explore what Bailey’s insights mean for us 120 years later as we mark the publication of the first modern, authoritative edition of the classic text and the launch of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library from Cornell University Press.
Panelists will include:
Patricia Crain, Professor of English Emerita at New York University and author of Reading Children: Literacy, Property and the Dilemmas of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century America
John Linstrom, editor of The Nature-Study Idea and Related Writings, Series Editor of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library, and Mellon Fellow in Climate Humanities and Social Justice at the Climate Museum
David W. Orr, author of the book’s foreword, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics Emeritus at Oberlin College, and editor of Democracy in a Hotter Time: Climate Change and Democratic Transformation
Lara Saguisag, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and the inaugural Georgiou Chair in Children’s Literature and Literacy at New York University, and author of the award-winning children’s book Children of Two Seasons: Poems for Young People
The panel will be introduced by Climate Museum Director Miranda Massie and moderated by NYU Dean for the Humanities and Vice-Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives Una Chaudhuri.
Doors will open at 5:45 for the 6:00 panel discussion in Jurow Hall, located in the first floor of NYU Silver Center at 32 Waverly Place, followed by a book signing and reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Silverstein Lounge.