Green Sage: John Ruskin as Proto-Environmentalist


Friday, March 29, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Victorian polymath John Ruskin (1819-1900) was among the earliest to recognize the threat posed by industrial and anthropogenic pollutants to the natural world. On the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth, Houghton Library hosts an interdisciplinary colloquium focusing on his prophetic concern for the environment and its continued relevance today. This colloquium is in conjunction with the Houghton Library exhibition 'Victorian Visionary: John Ruskin and the Realization of the Ideal' (on view through April 13). Free and open to the public. For more information, click here.