Poles Apart, Melting Together: Science and the Humanities Confront the Anthropocene

Country: USA

City: Boston

Abstr. due: 03.04.2015

Dates: 27.06.15 — 27.06.15

Organizing comittee e-mail: rsdeese@bu.edu

Organizers: College of General Studies


The second biannual conference on Teaching Globalization at Boston University will explore the convergence of science and the humanities as we seek to understand the impact of current ecological and technological trends on the biosphere and on humanity itself. We invite presentations of interdisciplinary research and pedagogy addressing what has variously been termed the “end of Nature” and the “Anthropocene.” Featured topics will include, but will not be limited to, the following: catastrophic climate change, mass extinctions, geo-engineering, synthetic biology, AI, and transhumanism. We seek original papers that integrate topics from science and the humanities in order to confront those aspects of globalization that have compelled scholars to rethink their conceptions of both "nature" and "human nature" in the twenty-first century.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=216485&keyword=anthropocene