Insights 2011: Inaugural Lecture Series - Anthropology in the Time of Climate Change
6 October 2011
|Professor Linda Connor|
Presented by Professor Linda Connor, Professor of Anthropology.
How can Anthropology contribute to a critical understanding of anthropogenic climate change, a potentially catastrophic process of planetary dimensions? Citizens of a globalized world, enmeshed in a Faustian bargain with nature to achieve transcendence through material wealth and consumer satisfactions, confront the prospect of a warmed, entropic and resource-scarce future. Anthropology's comparative method of cultural analysis suggests new and productive ways of thinking about humanity's visionings of immortality, death, survival and politics in the time of climate change.
Linda Connor was born and raised in Sydney and is a graduate of the University of Sydney's Department of Anthropology. She has worked in several countries and continents as researcher and academic, pursuing interests in shamanism, healing, development, religion and ritual, and environmental change. These interests have converged in recent years in the study of anthropogenic climate change, culture and place, with research undertaken and supervised in Hunter Valley NSW, Indonesia, and Nepal.
RSVP will be required.
Time: 6pm - Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm.
Location: Nicholson Musuem, the University of Sydney
Contact: Kate Macfarlane