This conference brings together diverse scholars whose work grapples with the challenges that climate change presents to the discipline of history. Participants will address precedents for this “unprecedented” crisis by uncovering and analyzing the historical roots and analogues of contemporary climate change across a wide range of eras and areas around the world. Can history offer an alternative to visions of the future that appear to be determined by prevailing climate models, and help provide us with new ways of understanding human agency?
April 22: 9am-4:30pm Central Time
April 23: 8am-6pm Central Time
Event Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/climate/info.php
Presented by the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Co-sponsored by The Department of History; Planet Texas 2050; Center for European Studies; Department of African and African Diaspora Studies; Dolph Briscoe Center for American History; Department of Geography and the Environment; Humanities Institute through the Sterling Clark Holloway; Centennial Lectureship; History & Philosophy of Science Speaker Series; Center for American Architecture and Design, School of Architecture; Native American & Indigenous Studies; Environmental Humanities @UT, courtesy of the English Department; and Jackson School of Geosciences.