Project Details


While the physical and natural sciences offer clear contributions to understanding the Anthropocene - the geological age in which humans are the dominant force shaping the planet - the role and value of the social sciences in understanding this agenda have been little explored.
The Cabot Institute hosted a major international conference - Society in the Anthropocene – on 24 and 25 June 2013, to address and discuss these questions across the social science disciplines.

The conference brought socio-legal, political, sociological, anthropological and geographical perspectives to issues such as global environmental uncertainty, carbon politics, new patterns of urban resilience and global containment, and changing relationships between human and non-human worlds. The aim of the conference was to generate innovative understandings of the Anthropocene and its emergent constellations of life and knowledge.

Please visit the project website (above) to find more information on the speakers who attended the conference. Audio recordings of their presentations are also available for download.
Effective start/end date1/01/111/01/12

Structured keywords

  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
  • Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research


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