The keynote address of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). 101 DeBartolo Hall.
Subhankar Banerjee is a photographer, author, activist, scientist, who has exhibited across the USA, Europe, Australia, and Mexico. Banerjee's work addresses ecocultural urgencies, including resource wars and global warming in the Arctic and in the desert. Banerjee's books include Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land (2003; the accompanying Smithsonian exhibit was censored by the Bush Administration, revived by the California Academy of Science, and travelled throughout the US); and Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point (2012). He received a 2012 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award.
SLSA13 is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters; the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; The Department of English; The Department of Art, Art History & Design; The College of Science; The Center for Social Concerns; and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics.