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Welcome to the homepage of Approaching the Anthropocene: Global Culture and Planetary Change, the 2016-2018 Mellon Sawyer Seminar at Georgetown University. This project is an interdisciplinary research initiative to connect Georgetown’s and other DC-area faculty across the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, law, and medicine  in order to assess the role of humanistically-oriented interdisciplinary thought in confronting the challenges posed by the “Anthropocene.”

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Check  back soon for updates and future events!

We are currently looking for a one-year Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship on the topic “Approaching the Anthropocene: Global Culture and Planetary Change.” More information here. 

We have announced the date for our inaugural Spring Symposium. More information here.