The Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC) was founded in 2002 as an interdepartmental forum for bringing together School of Communication faculty and students to address the emerging importance of globalization in communication studies. No theme better captures the intellectual challenges of the new century than globalization, especially as mediated by cultural flows and communication technology; and no academic unit of Northwestern University is better positioned to address those challenges than the School of Communication. Although established in the School of Communication, the CGCC offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary scholarly exchanges to members of all Northwestern academic units.
‘The Climate of History in a Planetary Age’ by Dipesh Chakrabarty
On ZOOM, On Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. CST
Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty is one of the leading scholars investigating the meaning of climate change and the implications of the Anthropocene for the practice of knowledge and theoretical imagination. He argues that an appreciation of climate change will impact how we think about capitalism, history and globalization. In this webinar, Chakrabarty will introduce the notion of a new “planetary age” in human history and discuss some of the intellectual challenges it poses to scholarship in the humanities.
Organized by the CGCC in collaboration with the CTS, this webinar is part of a larger series of conversations ‘Questioning The Present’, an online forum on contemporary issues.
Discussants to be announced.
For the readings: ViduraBahadur2023@u.northwestern.edu
Organized by the Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC) & the Center for Transcultural Studies (CTS)