Annual Conference. April 22-23, 2021
Courtney Meador, Senior Program Coordinator, Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History The University of Texas at Austin
“CLIMATE IN CONTEXT: HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS and 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
Program, Presenters, Abstracts: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/climate/info.php