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Dipesh Chakrabarty

The Climate of History: 10 years later

Ten years ago, historian Dipesh Chakrabarty published The Climate of History: Four Theses, the first of several Anthropocene-focused articles that proved to be as influential as they are controversial. Criticized for supporting a species-level universality that disregards class, race, and gender in the shaping of humanity’s ecological footprint, apparently at odds with his background in postcolonial theory. Chakrabarty’s Four Theses brought an extensive discussion on the relevance of political and socio-economic divisions between the northern and southern hemispheres in the threats to survival. More recently, Chakrabarty has called for a shift in human modes of being and knowing, asking whether the humanities can “overcome their hallowed and deeply set human-centrism and learn to look at the human world also from nonhuman points of view”.

09 JAN 2020
THU 18:30

Main Auditorium
Free entry*
Duration 90 min

*Subject to availability. Tickets available on the day from 18:00 at the ticket-office

In english

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

ACT Art Climate Transition

part of the program

Lisboa Capital Verde Europeia




CIUHCT Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia




FCT Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 

FCT NOVA Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Unive. NOVA de Lisboa 

FC-UL Faculdade de Ciências Univ. de Lisboa

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