March 4, 2016
TALK BY DR DIPESH CHAKRABARTY
Watch the recording (above) of a talk on 1 March, 2016, by prominent historian, Dr Dipesh Chakrabarty discussing the emergence of the “Anthropocene” (an epoch when human activities have a significant effect on nature), the implications for how we think about climate change, and the blurring of the boundaries between natural and social sciences.
Dr Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is currently working on two books, provisionally entitled The Climate of History (Chicago) and History and the Time of the Present (Duke).