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CANCELLED: Global Perspectives: How Earth history comes into world history

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we have unfortunately had to cancel this event. There are no plans to reschedule the event at this time. If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact us on events@britac.ac.uk.


Historians of human institutions and practices have had good reasons for not concerning themselves with the deeper histories of geological and biological events on the planet. This situation has begun to change, however, with recent debates on the Anthropocene - the proposed name of new geological epoch in which humans collectively act as a geophysical force - seeing humanists and scientists name different periods in the history of the modern world as constituting the "beginning" of the epoch.

This talk suggests that, irrespective of how the debate gets settled, it helps us to see small and big events in world history from new perspectives.

Speaker:
Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty
Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilisations, University of Chicago

Chair:
Professor Sir David Cannadine PBA
Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University; Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Visiting Professor, University of Oxford

This event was made possible due to generous support from the S T Lee Fund.

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