“New Narratives for a Damaged Planet: Humanities and Social Sciences Perspectives on the Climate Crisis”
21 September 2023
Coimbra Group Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group’s seminar
Jagiellonian University, Krakow 16-17.11.2023
Global warming and climate change are one of the most important topics of contemporary debates and activities. They bring together international institutions, national governments and local activists. Although climate change appeared as a political issue only in the 1970s the phenomenon has been known for centuries and its impact on civilisation has been studied by generations of scholars. The current changes in the environment caused by human activity lead to unprecedented changes both in their scope and pace. Studies on climate change entered all major disciplines of science but also became a broadly discussed public issue since ecological grief became a widespread psychological consequence of the changes. During the seminar, the climate crisis will be approached from the perspective of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Each of the panels will be preceded by a short keynote lecture. The event is free and there is no registration needed.