Anthropocene River Campus
In November, 120 local, national and international scholars, organizers, and artists will gather for this immersive, week-long investigation of the Mississippi River and Anthropocene in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. The Anthropocene River Campus (ARC) is the culmination of years of interdisciplinary collaborations exploring the social, ecological, cultural, and political impacts of the climate crisis in the context of the Anthropocene, the current geological age viewed as the period during which human activity has been the most dominant influence on the climate and environment. The flows of people, commercial goods, toxins, material extractions, and histories that the river draws together demonstrate the interdependence of ways of life, the environment, and the sociopolitical realities that have come to form its path through the American continent.
New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, in partnership with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, will host this gathering at Tulane University. The week will include seminars, plenary talks, evening events, and public programming. The Mississippi River serves as a major artery that connects the Gulf Coast to people and ecologies upriver as well as internationally. Participants will explore social, political, economic, and ecological topics through collaborative research and community events.
Though the call for applications has closed, we would like to invite those who are not participants to our public events. For more information, please visit www.anthropocene-curriculum.org or contact Regina Cairns at 504-314-2854 or email@example.com.