Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Anthropocene


Location: Swift Hall, University of Chicago

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Being Human in the Age of Humans: Perspectives on the Anthropocene


University of Chicago panelists Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (History) and David Archer (Geophysical Sciences) will be in conversation with Sarah Fredericks (Religious Ethics) to put scientific narratives about the Anthropocene in dialogue with alternative frames from history, religion, and ethics.

This workshop is part of the “Being Human in the Age of Humans” project, led by Lisa H. Sideris, Indiana University (PI); Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame; Sarah E. Fredericks, The University of Chicago; and Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University. The principal investigators are supported by the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Humanities Without Walls Consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Free and open to the public. If you need accommodations, please contact Sandra Peppers at (773) 702-8219 or


The University of Chicago Divinity School
1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Swift Hall is on the main quadrangle of the University of Chicago. The event will take place in the Common Room.

Note: Times listed are in Central.



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