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BOOK LAUNCH: Remembering the Anthropocene

Bush House South East Wing, Strand Campus, London

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You are warmly invited to the launch of Remembering the Anthropocene: Memorials Beyond the Human.The event will consist of an introduction to the research by the author and guest speakers. There will also (most importantly) be drinks and nibbles. 

This book provides a definition of the developing field of environmental memory studies. It reflects on the possibilities, challenges, prospects and limitations of culturally and collectively remembering (in) the Anthropocene. Located at the intersection of environmental humanities and memory studies, the analysis draws on and surveys a series of Anthropocene-related memorials, from a sculpture lost in Welsh waterways to cat colonies and perennial chickens. This leads to an examination of different memory agents across histories – past, present and future – and an investigation of memorialisation politics under new ecological regimes, within and beyond the human.

Speakers:

  • Dr Clara de Massol
  • Dr Jessica Rapson
  • Dr Lucy Bond (Principle Lecturer, University of Westminster)
  • Jason Waite (Curator and Writer)

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Lecturer in Memory Studies

Dr Jessica Rapson

Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries


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