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Apr 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

Symposium: After the West—Rethinking John Muir’s Trail


Please join us for a special symposium as part of UC San Diego’s John Muir College 50th Anniversary Celebration.

What is the role of John Muir today? In a time where environmentalism has never been more widespread and, yet, more necessary, can his thought still shape our debates and politics?

On April 23, 2018, Muir’s birthday and Earth Day, some of the world’s foremost interpreters of his work and major figures of the environmental humanities debate will address these topics and questions, as they provide new insights into the legacy of this extraordinary figure.


  • Joni Adamson
  • Terry Gifford
  • Linda Hogan
  • Scott Slovic
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Pasquale Verdicchio

The symposium will be held in the Village 15B room, and will be open to the public from 10–12pm and 2–4pm (space will be closed from 12–2pm for a closed working lunch). Space is limited in this room, allowing for a more intimate discussion.

Organized by Cristina Della Coletta, UC San Diego Dean of Arts and Humanities, John Moore (Muir College) and Serenella Iovino (University of Turin), this symposium, After the West: Rethinking John Muir, is an invitation to think again, with, and after John Muir on this open horizon.

Event Website

Date and Time

Apr 23, 2018 at 10:00 am


The Village at Torrey Pines, Building 1, Room 15A

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 23, 2018. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee



Joelle Fusaro    8588220733


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

The Division of Arts & Humanities, and John Muir College

Event Category

Talks and Lectures