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Climate Change and the Humanities, Public Lecture by Dipesh Chakrabarty

August 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Tuesday 16 August 6.00-7.30pm

Room 4k, Level Four, University of Technology Sydney Library, Cnr Quay Street and Ultimo Road, Haymarket

While the phenomenon of planetary climate change is defined primarily by natural scientists and is often addressed, in practical terms, by the policy sciences, this lecture asks: What can the more humanist disciplines – or the humanities, as a branch of thought – contribute to our understanding of the phenomenon and how are they, in turn, challenged by it? The lecture will seek to provide some preliminary and provisional answers to these questions.


Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, at the University of Chicago. He is also a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory and an associate faculty of the Department of English.

Reception at 6.00pm. This event is free. Further information: james.goodman@uts.edu.au

Hosted by the UTS Library and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at UTS.

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Image: “Coral at Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge” USFWS/Jim Maragos


University of Technology Sydney
Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 Australia