Saying goodbye to Okjökull: Howe reflects on glacier memorial ceremony

Cymene Howe, an associate professor of anthropology at Rice, reflects on the Aug. 18 installation of the world’s first memorial to a glacier lost to climate change. Okjökull was Iceland’s first named glacier to lose its status and is now simply known as Ok mountain. For the Rice News story on the installation ceremony, which was initiated by Howe and Dominic Boyer, a professor of anthropology at Rice, go to

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