"Climate in Context: Historical Precedents and the Unprecedented" Conference | April 22-23, 2021

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
April 22, 2021 to April 23, 2021
Location: 
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Digital Humanities, Public History

The Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History at The University of Texas at Austin invites you to:

“CLIMATE IN CONTEXT: HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS & THE UNPRECEDENTED”
Annual Conference. April 22-23, 2021. Streaming online. Free and Open to the Public.

This conference brings together diverse scholars whose work grapples with the challenges that climate change presents to the discipline of history. Participants will address precedents for this “unprecedented” crisis by uncovering and analyzing the historical roots and analogues of contemporary climate change across a wide range of eras and areas around the world. Can history offer an alternative to visions of the future that appear to be determined by prevailing climate models, and help provide us with new ways of understanding human agency?

Opening Keynote: 
"The Reindeer and the End of the World: Apocalypse, Climate, and Soviet Dreams"
DR. BATHSHEBA DEMUTH
Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society, Brown University
https://www.brown.edu/academics/history/people/bathsheba-r-demuth

Concluding Keynote:
DR. NAOMI ORESKES
Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
https://histsci.fas.harvard.edu/people/naomi-oreskes

Program, Presenters, Abstracts:
https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/climate/info.php

Registration:
https://utexas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__YUMtKSBRD6vmoaIHhsfQg

The UT History Department's public history website Not Even Past has created a fantastic companion page for the conference at: https://notevenpast.org/climate-in-context-historical-precedents-and-the-unprecedented-conference-program/. In addition, NEP will be adding lots of resources and information in the coming weeks. All "Climate in Context" talks and discussions this year can can be found on NEP as well at: https://notevenpast.org/category/the-public-historian/.

Stay current on #ClimateInContext2021 conference announcements by following the Institute for Historical Studies on Twitter (https://twitter.com/UTIHS1) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HistoryInstitute). Contact: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu. Download the hi-res conference poster (JPGPDF).

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