For all of us who work on pollution, toxics, and the afterlife of chemicals more broadly, there is a new, open listserv called Toxics in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It’s description: “This group is for academics and practitioners who study bodily and/or environmental toxins, pollution, and the lives of synthetic chemicals using methodologies in the humanities and social sciences. It is an open, moderated list and anyone can join and post.”

Over time, it will be interesting to see what sort of trends, interests and mehtodologies scholars and practitioners in the humanities and social sciences have on a topic that is usually thought to be the domain of science and policy. Perhaps the list will appear as a case study on the Discard Studies blog one day…