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.

Thursdays, 12.00 - 1.00 p.m. Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10 Management School LT12, Weeks 12, 16 and 20 Bowland North SR 20, Week 14 Bowland North SR 6, Week 18 Bowland North SR 1 All welcome!

Week 4 - 31st October, Management School LT 12: Bronislaw Szerszynski (CSEC, Sociology):  ‘Decision CC87966424/49: the onomatophore of the Anthropocene’

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

Week 8 – 28th November, 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, Management School LT 12:  Alan Webster (LEC): ‘Fracking the Future (And The Past)’

Week 12 – 23rd January, Bowland North Seminar Room 20: Maia Galarraga (Sociology): 'Ontological Responsibility and Characterisations of the Bio in Geoengineering'

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

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

Week 18 6th March, Bowland North Seminar Room 1: Celia Roberts (Sociology): ‘Sexing the Blue Planet’

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

 Please contact Claire Waterton for further details

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

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