Humanities on the Ground: Confronting the Anthropocene in Asia

Humanities scholars from around the world gathered at RIHN to discuss the Anthropocene in Asia. (RIHN 13th International Symposium, December 13-14, 2018)
126 people participated in the symposium for 2 days.

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Shots from the symposium (You can enlarge images.)

Digest video of the symposium is now available here.

Videos from selected presentations are now available here.

  • “Global History of Science as a Knowledge Resource for the Anthropocene”
    Matthias Schemmel, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany

  • “Why Anthropocene History is not Environmental History: Clearing the Ground for a New Field”
    Julia Adeney Thomas
    University of Notre Dame, USA

  • “Humanities on the Ground: The Everyday Aesthetics of Lived Environmental Experience”
    Daniel Niles
    RIHN, Japan

  • “Retrieving Earthliness: Philosophy and Practice of Natural Farming in Japan”
    Augustin Berque
    École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France

  • “First, Love the Volcano: Forming Geological Kinships in Japan”
    Emily Sekine
    The New School for Social Research, USA

  • “Digital Control and the Earth Ecosystem Will the Governance of the Anthropocene be Designed in East Asia?”
    Stéphane GRUMBACH
    Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, Institute Rhonalpin des Systemes Complexes, France

  • “Sustainable Urban Systems, a Research Agenda”
    Stephanie Pincetl
    University of California Los Angeles, USA

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