Nov
4
Tue 4:30 PM

Dialogue Series: "The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Catastrophe”

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When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Contact: Tom Burke   (847) 491-7946
Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Category: Academic
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with Deborah Coen and Tim Morton.

The Dialogue Series bring together nationally prominent scholars to offer different perspectives on a topic.

This event is free and open to the public.

Reception to follow.

Made possible in part by the Harris Lecture Fund.

Deborah Coen, Associate Professor and Acting Director of the Center of International History at Barnard College, joined the Barnard faculty in 2006. In addition to teaching for the Department of History, Professor Coen is affiliated with Barnard's Women's Studies Program. Prior to coming to Barnard, Professor Coen was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. Professor Coen's research centers on the history of the physical and earth sciences and the cultural history of central Europe. Her current projects include The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science, 1755-1935, and a history of imperial Austria as a laboratory for studies of the relationship between nature and culture.

Timothy Morton is the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He is the author ofNothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism and Critical Theory (Chicago, forthcoming),Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard UP, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), seven other books and one hundred essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, food and music. He blogs regularly athttp://www.ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com.