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WHAT'S POSSIBLE

Our mission. Your big ideas.

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Whether you're dreaming up a research project abroad, exploring ways to collaborate with friends and partners on campus, or coming up with the next world-changing idea, the Center is here to support and celebrate your vision.

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

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Nikole Hannah-Jones in Conversation with Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes

April 26 | 7:00 PM | Live Zoom Webinar

 Nikole Hannah-Jones will be delivering the Freedom and Captivity keynote speech for the Humanities Theme, Freedom and Captivity. 

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Colby's 201st Commencement

May 22 | 10:00 AM | Colby College

This event is open to the public and will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.

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Environmental Humanities Summer Institute

August 1-7 | Waterville, Maine

The Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities gathers scholars from around the globe to collectively explore how the Environmental Humanities contribute to the theorization, imagination, and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures for humans and nonhumans.

ANNUAL THEME

Freedom and Captivity

What does it mean to be free, to imagine freedom? Conversely, why are logics of control and capture adopted? How and to what ends is it possible to resist these strictures? How is the body implicated in freedom and in capture?

The Center By The Numbers

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ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

The Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities

We are excited to announce that the application period for the third annual Summer Institute is now open. If you are an academic, artist, activist, or independent scholar with a passion for the Environmental Humanities, we invite you to join us in beautiful Maine from August 1-7, 2022, for a week of seminars, lectures, workshops, field trips, and other events.