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“What can radical historians offer to a world threatened by climate change?”

Starts May 28, 2014 06:30 PM
Finishes May 28, 2014 08:00 PM
Venue Room 251, Birkbeck College main building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX.
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“What can radical historians offer to a world threatened by climate change?”

Post-humanism?  Popular activism?  Luddism!?  Marxist naturalism?  A discussion about the place of environment in history.

6.30 pm, Wednesday 28 May 2014, Room 251, Birkbeck College main building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX. All welcome, no need to book.

Panel:

Dr Carrie Hamilton (Roehampton) on “Activist Histories and the Challenge of Non-Anthropocentric History Writing.”

Dr Geoffrey Mead (Sussex) on “Shacks and tracks, shanties and plot-lands: an informal response to the UK interwar housing shortage.”

Dr Mark Levene (Southampton) on “Imagining an alternative path of history: E. P. Thompson, the Industrial Revolution, and the coming of the Anthropocene.”

Martin Empson (Trade Unions Against Climate Change) on “Marx’s ecology: understanding our changing relationship with nature.”  (Martin is author of “Land and Labour: Marxism, ecology and human history.” Bookmarks 2013)

Chair: Professor Paul Dukes (Aberdeen).

For information contact George Yerby george.yerby@googlemail.com

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