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Schedule of Events

Dr. Chakrabarty’s visit includes a series of lectures, seminars, and workshops, all of which are free and open to the public.  Click here for a downloadable/printable copy of the Schedule of Events.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

5:30PM - Gressette Room, Harper College
History Center Reception for all USC faculty and graduate students

Welcome remarks by Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Lacy Ford

Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015

12:30-2:00 PM - Gambrell Hall, Room 431
Seminar: “The Climate of History: Four Theses”

Robert Greene, Ph.D. candidate in History               
Victoria Chandler, Ph.D. candidate in English                     
Katie Crosby, Ph.D. candidate in History                                         

A vigorous introduction to the Four Theses of Climate History and the environmental humanities.  Open to all USC faculty and graduate students. Lunch will be served.

6:30 PM - Law School Auditorium

Public Lecture: The Environmental Humanities and Climate Change: An Evening with Dipesh Chakrabarty.

Introduction by Vice Provost and Director of International Affairs Allen Miller

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

9:00AM-3:30PM - Inn at USC
Workshop: “After Nature: Politics and Practive in Dipesh Chakrabarty’s Four Theses on Climate History.”
Open to all USC faculty and students.  
Catered lunch in Gambrell Hall at 12:30PM.


3:45-5:45PM - Inn at USC
Forum on the Future of the Environmental Humanities
Carol Boggs, Director of USC School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Rob Emmett, Director of Academic Programs, Rachel Carson center for Environment and Society
Moderator: Thomas Lekan, Department of History  

Monday, Mar. 2, 2015

4:30-5:45 PM - Gambrell Hall, Room 431
Seminar: “Climate Change and Capitalism”

Moderator: Anthony Jarrells, Department of English

A discussion of Dr. Chakrabarty's article "Climate and Capital: On Conjoined Histories" in the context of contemporary debates about climate change, political economy and environmental justice. Open to all USC faculty and students.

Tues., Mar. 3, 2015

8:30AM - Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures
Breakfast Colloquium: “Teaching Across Disciplines: Environmental Studies at USC

Katherine Robinson, Dept. of Philosophy                  
David Kneas, Dept. of Geography/Environment & Sustainability Program
Connor Harrison, Dept. of Geography/Environment & Sustainability Program
Lara Ducate, Dept. of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

The History Center would like to thank the many co-sponsors of this event, including the Provost Visiting Scholar Institute, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany, the Walker Institute for International and Area Studies, the School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, and the Departments of English and Geography at the University of South Carolina.

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