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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


The Anthropocene (Climate Histories) offers alternating sessions in the related fields of climate history and Anthropocene studies. Meetings will involve a mix of invited speakers and reading group sessions held on Thursdays at 1pm–2pm in Seminar Room 2. All are welcome!

Organised by Harriet Mercer, Claire Oliver and Richard Staley.

Michaelmas Term 2022

20 October: Seminar

Mathijs Boom (Utrecht University)
Fluvial timescales: imagining Earth's history in the 18th-century Rhine delta

3 November: Seminar

Patrick Anthony (University of Cambridge; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
The geo-atmospherics of empire: Siberia and the Steppe

17 November: Seminar

Jessica Lee (University of Cambridge)
A thousand words for weather

1 December: Reading group session

'Ethical duties of historians in the Anthropocene'