INSTHUM 311 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
Section: 001 The 'Year without a Summer' 1816: Climate, History, and Humanities
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Institute for the Humanities (INSTHUM)
Department: LSA Humanities Institute
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Meets 10/24/18 - 12/11/18. (Drop/Add deadline=11/06/18.).
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In 1815, Indonesia’s Tambora volcano blew apart in one of the largest eruptions of the past 3,000 years. Dust and aerosols shot high into the atmosphere, dimming sunlight and bringing on the infamous 1816 "Year without a Summer." Crop failures and famines, migration and epidemics were only the some of the consequences. Artists painted the eerie red skies, scientists explored advancing glaciers and retreating sea ice, and Mary Shelly composed the story of Frankenstein in the gloomy weather. This course will discuss the "Year without a Summer" in all its climatic and human dimensions and ask what it might tell us about the experience of climate change today.

INSTHUM 311 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
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001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Wednesday, October 24-December 5.
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