White organizes RISD/Brown Symposium “Hybridity, Climate Change and the Anthropocene”

Damian White (Professor and Department Head, History, Philosophy and Social Science) has organized a RISD/Brown Spring Symposium with Timmons Roberts (Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Brown University). The symposium is entitled: “Hybridity, Climate Change and the Anthropocene.”

1st Meeting of the New England Critical Environmental Studies Workshop
Friday 21st November 2014

Hybridity, Climate Change and the Anthropocene
Location: Room 106 Urban Environmental Laboratory
Part of the Institute for the Study of Environment and Society

The New England Critical Environmental Studies Workshop is an annual meeting that brings scholars together in the critical environmental social sciences. We see to provide a forum where colleagues can present and receive productive feedback on manuscripts and current work in progress that has been pre-circulated to a small audience. At this workshop, scholars working in the areas of environmental sociology and the critical environmental sciences more generally will discuss and debate their current work. Admission is free, but spaces are limited to 30 people. Papers will be pre-circulated before the event to read. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to dwhite01@risd.edu before Friday 14th Nov 2014.

12 noon Welcome and Introductions around the table J.Timmons Roberts (Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Brown University).

12:15 -1.45 pm Session 1:

“Is there a Future for the Apocalyptic Anthropocene?”

Jo Guldi Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of the History of Britain and its Empire, Brown University” in discussion with Damian White (History, Philosophy Social Science at RISD). Author of The History Manifesto (with David Armitage, Cambridge University Press, 2014).

1.45 pm-3:15pm Session 2: Climate, Sociology and the Current Conjuncture

Timmons Roberts, David Ciplet (Ph.D Candidate, Sociology, Brown University) authors of “Power in a Warming World: The New Global Politics of Climate Change” (MIT Press, 2015) in discussion with Brian Garreau (Sociology, Boston College) and Alan Rudy (Sociology, Central Michigan College).

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

Session 3: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Hybridity and Contemporary Environmental Social Theory

Damian White, Brian Garreau, Alan Rudy authors of Environments, Natures and Social Theory: Towards a Critical Hybridity (Palgrave Macmillian, 2015)

(in discussion with Timmons Roberts, David Ciplets, Scott Frikel TBC).

5pm-6pm Wrap up and discussion of future events.


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