The Anthropocene: exploring life in a new epoch

Date:6 November 2013
Time:12.00-1.00 p.m. for all except the first seminar, see below

A CSEC/CSS* seminar series to explore social scientific and philosophical understandings of 'The Anthropocene', a new epoch signalling that human activities have become significant geological forces on our planet. Throughout Michaelmas and Lent Terms, all on Thursdays 12.00-1.00 EXCEPT the first one (Wed 6th Nov 1.00-2.00).Details of times and venues below. All welcome!

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Week5 - 6th November, 1.00-2.00, Bowland North SR 25: Bronislaw Szerszynski (CSEC, Sociology): 'Decision CC87966424/49: the onomatophore of the Anthropocene'

Week 6 - 14th November, 12.00-1.00, Management School LT 12: Nigel Clark (LEC): 'Human Geology 101: or, things for social scientists to do with the Anthropocene'

Week 8 - 28th November, 12.00-1.00, Management School LT 12: Bruno Latour's 2013 Gifford Lecture 4: 'The Anthropocene and the Destruction of the Image of the Globe'

Week 10 - 12th December, 12.00-1.00, Management School LT 12: Alan Webster (LEC): 'Fracking the Future (And The Past)'

Week 12 - 23rd January, 12.00-1.00, Bowland North Seminar Room 20: Maia Galarraga (Sociology): 'Ontological Responsibility and Characterisations of the Bio inGeoengineering'

Week 14 - 6th February, 12.00-1.00, Bowland North Seminar Room 6: Donna Haraway video screening: 'Multispecies Cosmopolitics: staying with the trouble'

Week 16 - 20th February, 12.00-1.00, Bowland North Seminar Room 20: Adrian MacKenzie (Sociology): 'Having an Anthropocene Body'

Week 18 6th March, 12.00-1.00, Bowland North Seminar Room 1: Celia Roberts (Sociology): 'Sexing the Blue Planet'

Week 20 - 20th March, 12.00-1.00, Bowland North Seminar Room 20: Claire Waterton (CSEC, Sociology): 'Enrichment in the Anthropocene: inherited, enacted and deferred'

* Centre for the Study of Environmental Change and Centre for Science Studies are both within the Sociology Department

This is a series of seminars run by the Centre for the Study for Environmental Change (http://csec.lancs.ac.uk/ ) and the Centre for Science Studies (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/centres/css/ ) (both within the Department of Sociology http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/sociology/ ) . The seminars are exploring the idea of the 'Anthropocene' from social scientific and humanities' perspectives. Contact Claire Waterton for any further information.

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Who can attend:Anyone

Further Information

Associated staff:Maialen Galarraga, Adrian Mackenzie, Celia Roberts, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Claire Waterton
Organising departments and research centres:Centre for Science Studies, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Management Learning and Leadership, Sociology
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK