2017 Spring Symposium

Thought and Action in the Anthropocene

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Speakers’ bios here.

Schedule below.

Friday April 28, 2017

All events in New North Building, Georgetown University

10:00 am | Breakfast and registration, New North 311

10:30-12:30 | Opening Remarks and Keynote, New North 311

Introduction: Nathan Hensley & Dana Luciano, English, Georgetown University

Welcome: Kelsey Lawson, Georgetown Native American Student Council

KEYNOTE LECTURE:

Cosmic Diplomacy: Toward an Ecological Ethics for the Anthropocene

Eduardo Kohn, Anthropology, McGill University

12:30-2:00 pm | Lunch, New North 408

Presentation on Earth Week Art Installations

Chad Davis and Maddy Rice, Environmental Futures Initiative, Georgetown University

2:00-3:30 pm | PANEL A: Imagining Otherwise, New North 311

Nathan Hensley, chair 

Souls on Ice: Matthew Henson’s A Negro Explorer at the North Pole and Isaac Julien’sTrue North     

Jennifer James, Africana Studies/English, George Washington University

The Pitfalls of Geologic Consciousness

Jennifer Wenzel, English and Comparative Literature/Middle Eastern, SouthAsian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Winter; or, Difference

Tita Chico, English, University of Maryland, College Park

3:30-4:00 pm | Coffee break, New North 311

4:00-5:30 pm | PANEL B: Reconstructing Worlds, New North 311

Dana Luciano, chair 

Infrastructure and Modality in Urban Tanzania

Michael Degani, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Freedom and Violence in the Anthropocene

Elisabeth Anker, American Studies/Political Science, George Washington University

Ethics of Political Research in the Anthropocene

Paul Wapner, Global Environmental Politics, American University

5:30-6:30 pm | Reception and Closing Address, New North 408

CLOSING ADDRESS:

Chase Iron Eyes, Indigenous Activist, Lawyer, and member, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Cosponsored by the Georgetown Indigenous Studies Network and Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice