What does wilderness mean in your language? Listen to words for “wilderness” and learn about their political and historical meanings in different regional contexts. “Wilderness Babel” is a collaboration with the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich, edited by Marcus Hall and Wilko Graf von Hardenberg. Its international contributions are still growing.

This version 2, published in 2020, includes minor updates to the original 2013 virtual exhibition (view PDF here) and applies the Environment & Society Portal’s responsive layout.

Hall, Marcus and Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, eds. “New Wilderness Babel: What does Wilderness Mean in Your Language?” Environment & Society Portal, Virtual Exhibitions 2013, no. 1 [updated 1 June 2020]. Version 2. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/8905.

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Environment & Society Portal, Virtual Exhibitions