The Ruskin Seminar Programme 2019-2020

The Ruskin Seminars invite scholars, artists and thinkers to explore how Ruskin’s ideas can unlock the pressing cultural, social and environmental issues of today and tomorrow.

This year, our seminars explore the relevance of Ruskin’s thinking to topics ranging from ecological crisis to evolutionary theory:

  • Franziska Schenk: Close Looking – Nature’s Microcosm as seen through Ruskin’s Lens
  • Mark Frost: Divine and Defiled Waters – Ruskin, the Wandel, and Victorian Ecocrisis
  • Suzanne Fagence Cooper: Storm Clouds and the Sea of Ice – Ruskin in the Alps
  • Fredrik Albritton Jonsson: Ruskin’s Post Carbon Society – Imagining the Future during the Victorian Coal Panic

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