A Geographer's Dilemma

Geographers study everything and, some would say, nothing. They take their lead from Alexander von Humboldt's "Kosmos: Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung" (1845-1862 in five volumes), a holistic digest of the scientific study of terrestrial phenomena. Where does this vision place the geographer in the twenty first century academy?
  • Olav Slaymaker, Geography
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Tuesday, October 18, 5-6:30 pm, reception to follow
    in the series
    Senior Scholars' Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life
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  • Geographers study everything and, some would say, nothing. They take their lead from Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos: Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung (1845-62, in five vols.), a holistic digest of the scientific study of terrestrial phenomena. Where does this vision place the geographer in the twenty-first century? Having made the decision to become an academic geographer at the tender age of 13, Olav Slaymaker describes the meandering, braided and anastomosing path that has opened up the potential richness of a life in academia.
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October 18th, 2016 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
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Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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