Climate and Crisis,1660-1820

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Friday, April 19th from 1:30pm-5:00pm

Saturday, April 20th from 9:30am-4:00pm

Room 210 of the University of Illinois Levis Faculty Center
919 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL 61801

The conference will bring together scholars from diverse specializations within the humanities, initiating dialogue about the complicated intersections of “climate” and “crisis”—expansively defined—at an important transitional moment in global history.  We will explore the relationships between crises that have long defined our narratives about the eighteenth century—famine, deforestation, industrialization, revolution and rebellion, imperial expansion, religious conflict, settler colonialism, slavery and the plantation system—and climate, not only in its scientific definition as material, atmospheric, and ecological, but also in its ideological, cultural, and affective dimensions.

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