Slow Reading Group: The Climate of History in a Planetary Age

Slow Reading Group: The Climate of History in a Planetary Age

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Join us in reading Dipesh Chakrabarty's The Climate of History in a Planetary Age.

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Join us in reading Dipesh Chakrabarty’s The Climate of History in a Planetary Age and discuss the challenges that the Anthropocene raises for how we understand humans and their planetary situation. What’s the difference between the planet and the globe? How does climate change force us to rethink human agency, and what does it mean to get a planetary orientation to the conflicts that climate change brings with it?

The Slow Reading Group is an informal space for collectively reading meaningful texts that open out the ideas and themes from our research-based events at Nottingham Contemporary and the Three Ecologies Research Group at the University of Nottingham. Informed by Félix Guattari’s notion of the Three Ecologies - the idea that our environmental crisis relates to our contemporary capitalism - and by theories of decolonisation and intersectionality, the reading group invites you to plot connections between these fields, combining academic and everyday approaches to research.

No specialist expertise is needed for slow reading, other than an interest in reading with others. The first gathering on Mon 15 Nov is an opportunity to read the introduction together. In later sessions, we aim to read ahead to allow time for discussions.

A PDF copy of the text will be sent to all participants before the event.

Online. Free. Limited Capacity. Booking required.

Following sessions: Mon 20 Dec; Mon 17 Jan; Mon 21 Feb; Mon 21 Mar; Mon 18 Apr; Mon 16 May. All sessions online.

Dipesh Chakrabarty works in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. He is a founding member of Subaltern Studies and the author of numerous books, including, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference.

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