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Planetary Futures Seminar: Infinite Universe, Open Modernity - Transforming...
Wed 22 March 2017, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
The second in the Planetary Futures Seminar Series welcomes Dr Allen Abramson from the Department of Anthropology.
The session will start with a guest lecture from the invited speaker, followed by a plenary discussion and Q&A.
All are welcome to attend.
What is the future of the planet? Whether the impending ecological crisis, the movement of hegemonic ideological socio-political realms or the techno-scientific promises of life on Mars, planetary futures engages a broad range of disciplines. This seminar series will generate dialogue across disciplines and we invite participation from all who have interest in the planetary, whether as a scale of inquiry or an object of study. The talks will be of interest to those in the social sciences, particularly Anthropology, Sociology, History, Politics, STS, Geography as well as the Sciences, particularly Physics, Astronomy, Geology and Space Science. The goal is also to spur a reflection among the broader interested public on the construction of planetary imaginaries and interrogate our current academic apparatus for thinking about planetary futures.
- Wednesday 26 April 2017 (5-7pm): Or Rosenboim (Cambridge)
- Wednesday 10 May 2017 (5-7pm): Mira Siegelberg (Queen Mary University)
Image Credit: "blue marble" NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/7Gc6C3)