Member meeting guest speaker: David George Haskell, Sept 2023

CASE has been doing member meetings for the last few years as a way to get to know each others’ work in acoustic ecology. This time we’ve invited writer and biologist David George Haskell to join us for a conversation in and around his most recent book ‘Sounds Wild and Broken’. I first met David at the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology’s Listening Pasts – Listening Futures conference in March 2023 in Florida, where we both keynotes and participated on a panel.

—Claude Schryer, chair, CASE

CASE was honoured to host writer and biologist David George Haskell as guest presenter at next CASE Member Meeting, “Sounds Wild and Broken,” Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT (11:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT)


David George Haskell, a prominent British/American biologist/sonic awareness writer, is author of the book ‘Sounds Wild and Broken’, which NYT describes as “a laureate for the earth … a glorious guide to the miracle of life’s sound.”  This work has just been selected for the Acoustical Society of America’s 2023 Science Communication Award, Long-Form Print category, and is also Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2023, and Finalist for PEN America/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His previous books, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature and The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors help to describe his passionate, poetic work within environmental/sonic ecology studies.  He is a Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.  


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