Dipesh Chakrabarty "One Planet, Many Worlds: Modernity, History, and the Challenge of the Anthropocene"

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Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty will be delivering the keynote address for the Yusko Ward-Phillips Conference "1000 Years of Ice and Fire: Ecological Collapse and Migration from Vinland to the Anthropocene" (March 24–25). 

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Laurence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also the founding member of the journal Subaltern Studies, a consulting editor of Critical Inquiry, a founding editor of Postcolonial Studies, and has served on the editorial boards of the American Historical Review and Public Culture. His research combines the social history of modern India with postcolonial historiography in works that influence the field at large. His books include Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and The Climate of History in a Planetary Age

This event is sponsored by the Mark and Stacey Yusko Endowment for Excellence in English, the Department of English, the Department of History, the Environmental Humanities Initiative, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (Henkels Lecture Fund), the Environmental Change Initiative, and the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, the GLOBES Certificate Program, and the Minor is Sustainability.

The event is free and open to the Notre Dame community as well as the general public. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 guidelines.

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