Slow Reading Group: The Climate of History in a Planetary Age

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Join us in reading Dipesh Chakrabarty’s The Climate of History in a Planetary Age and discuss the challenges that the Anthropocene raises for how we understand humans and their planetary situation. What’s the difference between the planet and the globe? How does climate change force us to rethink human agency, and what does it mean to get a planetary orientation to the conflicts that climate change brings with it?

The Slow Reading Group is an informal space for collectively reading meaningful texts that open out the ideas and themes from our research-based events at Nottingham Contemporary and the Three Ecologies Research Group at the University of Nottingham. Informed by Félix Guattari’s notion of the Three Ecologies - the idea that our environmental crisis relates to our contemporary capitalism - and by theories of decolonisation and intersectionality, the reading group invites you to plot connections between these fields, combining academic and everyday approaches to research.

A PDF copy of the chapters is available here.

About the event

Online. Free. Limited Capacity.
Booking is required.
You can access this event through the Zoom meeting link available on booking.
This event will include real-time transcription. A transcription for this event is not available afterwards due to the intimate nature of the event.
We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event.
The duration of the event is one and a half hours. A rest break is not included.

Following sessions: Mon 15 Nov (cancelled), Mon 20 Dec; Mon 17 Jan; Mon 21 Feb; Mon 21 Mar; Mon 18 Apr; Mon 16 May.

Dipesh Chakrabarty works in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. He is a founding member of Subaltern Studies and the author of numerous books, including, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference.

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