Exploring the Dolomites: Landscape, History and Ecology – Field seminar (Summer 2023)

I look forward to leading a group of UO students in the exploration of the astonishing natural history and geological wonders of the Dolomites, and the traces of human history in these sublime mountains. This field seminar is cross-listed in Romance Languages and Comparative literature, and is open to various students from different departments, including History, Earth Sciences, Geography, and International and Environmental Studies.  It will be a transformative voyage of discovery where the individual “self” learns to relate to the pervasive and embracing dimensions of historical and geological times and spaces written in the landscape. For more information see the GLOBAL EDUCATION OREGON website.

During the 2-week journey, we will experience the best of the Dolomites, practice conscious excursions, and an experiential environmental and historical education.
Hiking from hut to hut and through geo-parks on the deep time of the Dolomites or tunnels created during WWI, we will learn to read the magnificent natural landscape as a unique and open textbook. Students can choose to focus on one of the following 2 areas of study: 1) Landscape, History and Literature; 2) Geology, ecology and photography.


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