A Conversation with Bathsheba Demuth, Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics Winner
Join Bathsheba Demuth, winner of the inaugural Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics, for a virtual award ceremony and public book club event honoring her winning book Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait, hosted by the Gund Institute for Environment and the United States Society for Ecological Economics.
Floating Coast is the first comprehensive history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters between Russia and Canada, exploring the relationship between capitalism, communism, Arctic ecology, and indigenous peoples over 200 years. Demuth's work was chosen unanimously by Zencey Prize judges for its important, timely subject and compelling writing.
Bathsheba Demuth is an Assistant Professor of History & Environment and Society at Brown University and a Fellow of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, specializing in the United States and Russia, and in the history of energy and past climates. She has lived in and studied Arctic communities across Europe, Asia and North America.
At the March 10 event, Demuth will read excerpts from Floating Coast and answer audience questions. A virtual prize ceremony will also be held to officially present Demuth with the Zencey Prize.
Learn more about the Eric Zencey Prize for Ecological Economics at http://www.usmarttoys.com/gund/eric-zencey-prize-ecological-economics
Learn more about Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393635164
About the Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics
Named after pioneering scholar Eric Zencey (1954-2019), the Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics was created in 2018 to recognize the best current affairs book or long-form journalism that advances public understanding of real-world environmental challenges using the principles of ecological economics, a field that explores the relationships between economics and Earth's limited natural resources.
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