Lecture “Climat Change and the Humanities”

28.10.2016

The essence of climate change is described primarily by naturalists, and its practical implications are analysed by political scientists. However, Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty’s lecture “Climate Change and the Humanities” opened up a new space for debate about this issue from the point of view of the humanities. How can the humanities and the researchers connected with them contribute to a better understanding of climate change? What challenges do they face when confronting this subject?

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty is a historical theorist at the University of Chicago. He is best known for his work on post-colonial theories. His book Provincionalizing Europe has been translated into Polish and published in 2011. He is currently preparing a new book on the Anthropocene and how climate change affects our thinking about history.