Online Lecture: What should historians do in the next decade of the climate crisis?, 1st June 2021 (15:30-17:30 GMT)

The final seminar of this year’s Anthropocene Histories series will be a panel discussion with Andreas Malm (Lund), Julia Adeney Thomas (Notre Dame), and Ling Zhang (Boston College), online on 1st June 2021 from 15:30-17:30 BST.

In the run-up to the UN climate change conference in Glasgow this November, much attention is focused on the political and social adaptations needed to address the climate crisis. Going into and beyond that however, there are also questions for historians and the discipline of history. From to activism, to reparative climate justice, to the shape of the wider historical narratives we offer, historians too face a question about we should do in the next decade of the climate crisis.

  • Andreas Malm is Senior Lecturer in Human Ecology at the University of Lund, and author most recently of How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire.
  • Julia Adeney Thomas is Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, and co-author most recently of The Anthropocene: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
  • Ling Zhang is Associate Professor of History at Boston College, and author of The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128.

Advanced registration is essential. Book here.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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