“Climate in Context” Conference | April 22-23, 2021

The Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History invites you to:
Annual Conference. April 22-23, 2021. Streaming online. Free and Open to the Public.
This conference brings together diverse scholars whose work grapples with the challenges that climate change presents to the discipline of history. Participants will address precedents for this “unprecedented” crisis by uncovering and analyzing the historical roots and analogues of contemporary climate change across a wide range of eras and areas around the world. Can history offer an alternative to visions of the future that appear to be determined by prevailing climate models, and help provide us with new ways of understanding human agency?
Opening Keynote:
“The Reindeer and the End of the World: Apocalypse, Climate, and Soviet Dreams”
Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society, Brown University
Concluding Keynote:
Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
Generously co-sponsored by the Department of History; Planet Texas 2050; Center for European Studies; Department of African and African Diaspora Studies; Dolph Briscoe Center for American History; Department of Geography and the Environment; Humanities Institute through the Sterling Clark Holloway Centennial Lectureship; History & Philosophy of Science Speaker Series; Center for American Architecture and Design, School of Architecture; Native American & Indigenous Studies; Environmental Humanities @UT, courtesy of the English Department; and the Jackson School of Geosciences.
The UT History Department’s public history website Not Even Past has created a fantastic companion page for the conference at: https://notevenpast.org/climate-in-context-historical-precedents-and-the-unprecedented-conference-program/. In addition, NEP will be adding lots of resources and information in the coming weeks. All “Climate in Context” talks and discussions this year can can be found on NEP as well at: https://notevenpast.org/category/the-public-historian/.
Stay current on #ClimateInContext2021 conference announcements by following the Institute for Historical Studies on Twitter (https://twitter.com/UTIHS1) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HistoryInstitute). Contact: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu. Download the hi-res conference poster (JPGPDF).