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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 fortnightly on Thursdays at 1pm on Zoom, unless otherwise specified. We meet on the odd weeks of term. All are welcome!

Organised by Harriet Mercer, Claire Oliver and Richard Staley.

Please email the organisers for unlinked materials – hjm51@cam.ac.uk or oliver.claire@gmail.com

Michaelmas Term 2021

7 October, 12noon

A Year Without a Winter with Dehlia Hannah (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts/ARKEN Museum of Modern Art)
Please note earlier meeting time

  • Hannah, Dehlia. 'Introduction,' 'Cloudwalking,' and 'Monsters of the Deep,' from A Year without a Winter (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).

Optional readings:

  • Charrière, Julian and Dehlia Hannah. 'An Invitation to Disappear: Postcards from Tambora,' from A Year Without a Winter (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).
  • Sobecka, Karolina. 'A Memory, An Ideal, and a Proposition,' from A Year without a Winter (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).

21 October, 1pm

Harriet Mercer (University of Cambridge): 'Finding Climate in the Archives: an Inter-disciplinary Perspective'

4 November, 12noon

Ecopoetics with Jennifer Lee (University of Cambridge)
Please note earlier meeting time

Optional background reading:

18 November, 2.30pm

Jen Rose Smith (University of Wisconsin, Madison): 'Ice-Geographies: Race, Indigeneity, & Coloniality'
Please note later meeting time