Life after the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene heralds a new epoch, initiated once humans became a geological force. This contested diagnosis marks a set of events: the moment when the ‘earth system’ tipped out of Holocene jeopardising the conditions that enabled human flourishing; the corollary political moment when various publics began talking about a planet open to modes of ‘stewardship’ and forms of planetary earth governance; and the conceptual moment when the earth enters into history and politics and familiar, modern and humanist models of thought no longer hold. This seminar series engages speakers and audiences in conceiving new forms of life and ways of living after these events. It explores ‘more-than-human’ and ‘multinatural’ ways out of the Anthropocene, developing new relations for future epochs.

Tuesday 10 February 2015 (4th Week, Hilary Term)

Tuesday 24 February 2015 (6th Week, Hilary Term)

Tuesday 19 May 2015 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

Tuesday 2 June 2015 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

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