Alissa Jordan (Center for Experimental Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania)
CHAT Climate Speaker Series: “Anti-Fatalist Futures: Haitian Vodou Lessons on Living Well in Global End Times”
This academic year, CHAT will explore the theme of Climate. We will not debate the science of climate change or present new data about the dangers that lie ahead. Rather, we will demonstrate the value of humanistic inquires into past and current understandings of climate; we will explore literature that warned of ecological crises decades before "climate change" became a well-worn phrase; and we will explore our ethical, moral, and social responsibilities to protect our environment now and for the future.
We have invited leading scholars from the humanities and humanistic social sciences to speak on this topic as the first theme in a three-year initiative to reinvigorate environmental humanities research at Temple University. Please join us for the Climate speaker series and look for opportunities to be part of upcoming enviornmental humanities working groups at CHAT.
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