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Anthropocene: A New History (Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series)

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Catherine Malabou, Kingston University London

Anthropocene: A New History

In this presentation, I intend to interrogate the notion of "Anthropocene" as a specific temporal determination situated at the boarder of nature and history. The Anthropocene is both a geological era and a historical moment. Clearly, such a phenomenon requires a new concept of history, in which nature plays a central role, and ceases to be the eternal recurrence of the identical to become a genuine source of events. A phenomenon like global warming can thus be anlayzed as a historical turn of nature. New notions like deep history, negative universal history, neurohistory, are currently be used by historians, theoreticians of environment, and evolutionary biologists. I will propose a philosophical approach to these new determinations.


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Mon Feb 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
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Usdan University Center Usdan 300
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45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT United States
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Wesleyan Lectures & Seminars
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