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March 19th, 2019

  • Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor History, University of Notre Dame 5:00pm: A Lecture by Julia Adeney Thomas: The Historian’s Task in the Anthropocene

    If our future looks nothing like our past because of climate change, why bother with history?  That’s the central question of this talk.  Earth System scientists are saying that we’ve entered a new geological epoch, an unprecedented condition, they’re calling “the Anthropocene.” Thomas explores what this means scientifically and the challenge it poses to historical practice.  Then, turning to Japan, she will propose a new form of critical history as we move from modernity’s promise of freedom and abundance to the more modest goal of sustainability with decency. 

April 18th, 2019

  • The Revd. Dr. Euan K Cameron 5:30pm: 56th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture
    Euan K. Cameron is Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, New York.  The title of Professor Cameron’s talk is “Making Meaning of Time and Thought in the Pre-Modern Era.”

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