Stegner Lecture, Anthropocene Blues: Planetary Politics in the Age of Climate Change
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Fredrik Jonsson, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, will present "Anthropocene Blues: Planetary Politics in the Age of Climate Change" for the 2015 Stegner Lecture
Dr. Jonsson is a historian who specializes in British history; the British Empire; the Enlightenment; science and environmental history; political economy; cornucopianism and the Anthropocene. His first book, Enlightenment's Frontier, was the first work to investigate the environmental roots of the Scottish Enlightenment. His second book project, Cornucopia and the Stationary Future: The End of Growth in the Age of Industry, is focused on the history of the stationary state and the rise of cornucopianism in Britain between Adam Smith and William Stanley Jevons.
Dr. Jonsson teaches courses in Britain's Industrial Revolution, The Anthropocene, Industry and Empire, Modern Britain 1688-1901 and Malthus's Planet.
A reception will follow at 6:30 PM in the Burlingame Conference Room.
This event is sponsored by the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
For more information, please call 994-4395.