Originally PUBLISHED ON JUN 1, 2016
On Friday, June 3, 2016, University of Chicago historians will gather to discuss climate change. Joining humanists and social scientists from across the country, they will consider how climate change transforms our understanding of history, politics, literature, and ethics. The all-day symposium, "Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges to the Humanities and Social Sciences," culminates a Neubauer Collegium project codirected by Fredrik Albritton Jonsson and Emily Osborn, History, and Benjamin Morgan, English. Deborah Coen, professor of history at Barnard College, will deliver the keynote address.
Osborn will discuss "West Africa and the Anthropocene: Containers, Mobility, and Fossil Fuels" in the first panel, "Provincializing the Anthropocene." Albritton Jonsson, PhD'05 (History) will moderate the second panel, "Philosophies and Histories of Climate Science." Then, Osborn will moderate a roundtable on disciplinary challenges.
Julia Adeney Thomas, PhD'93 (History), and Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, will make closing remarks.