Veranstaltung

Sep 21, 2017
Historians and the Anthropocene: A Discipline and an Interdisciplinary Concept

Lecture Abstract

John McNeill, a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Union of the Geological Sciences, reflects upon the role of historians in the work of the AWG and the implications for historians of the debates surrounding the Anthropocene. Does the Anthropocene require historians to reconsider their habits with respect to periodization, evidence, units of analysis, and subject matter?

The lecture will be introduced by MPIWG Director Jürgen Renn.

 

 

Anthropocene

 

About the Speaker

JR McNeill is Professor of History and University Professor at Georgetown University. He has held two Fulbright awards, and research fellowships from Guggenheim, MacArthur, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. His books include The Mountains of the Mediterranean (1992); Something New Under the Sun (2000), winner of two prizes, and listed by the London Times among the ten best science books ever written (despite not being a science book), and translated into nine languages; The Human Web (2003), translated into seven languages; and Mosquito Empires (2010), which won the Beveridge Prize from the AHA; and The Great Acceleration (2016). In 2010 he was awarded the Toynbee Prize for "academic and public contributions to humanity."  He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and former President of the American Society for Environmental History. In 2017 he was elected President of the American Historical Association.

 

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2017-09-21T17:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2017-09-21 17:00:00 2017-09-21 18:30:00 Historians and the Anthropocene: A Discipline and an Interdisciplinary Concept Lecture Abstract John McNeill, a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Union of the Geological Sciences, reflects upon the role of historians in the work of the AWG and the implications for historians of the debates surrounding the Anthropocene. Does the Anthropocene require historians to reconsider their habits with respect to periodization, evidence, units of analysis, and subject matter? The lecture will be introduced by MPIWG Director Jürgen Renn.       About the Speaker JR McNeill is Professor of History and University Professor at Georgetown University. He has held two Fulbright awards, and research fellowships from Guggenheim, MacArthur, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. His books include The Mountains of the Mediterranean (1992); Something New Under the Sun (2000), winner of two prizes, and listed by the London Times among the ten best science books ever written (despite not being a science book), and translated into nine languages; The Human Web (2003), translated into seven languages; and Mosquito Empires (2010), which won the Beveridge Prize from the AHA; and The Great Acceleration (2016). In 2010 he was awarded the Toynbee Prize for "academic and public contributions to humanity."  He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and former President of the American Society for Environmental History. In 2017 he was elected President of the American Historical Association.   MPIWG Christoph Rosol admin@example.com Europe/Berlin public