at University of Idaho
Teresa Cohn, Erin James, Jenn Ladino
Teresa Cohn, Erin James, and Jennifer Ladino will talk about the current projects and future goals of the University of Idaho Confluence Lab, which they co-founded in January of 2019. The Confluence Lab incubates and implements creative interdisciplinary research projects that bring together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and community members, to engage environmental issues in the state of Idaho. Our central premise is that the tools of the humanities—especially those related to storytelling, emotions, and communication—can help develop holistic approaches to these issues. The Lab’s five funded projects grapple with issues of particular concern in our rural state, including understandings of wilderness and skepticism about climate change.