The first of three workshops offering a different view on the extended ‘geological moment’ of the Anthropocene.
The aim of this workshop is to explore what enchantment might become within a framework of deep time. We hope to explore questions such as:
- How might deep time and enchantment reframe or challenge each other?
- How are their ties to the everyday world to be understood?
- How might deep time trouble the humanist frame within which enchantment has primarily been situated?
- How might it disturb current understandings of the promises and perils of enchantment for environmental thought and action?
- What are the political and ethical implications, positive or negative, of ‘enchanting’ deep time?
- How might deep time queer the temporalities of enchantment (cf Burlein & Orr)?
Please note that the keynote lecture for this event will take place as a public event the evening before the workshop. Prof Libby Robin (Australian National University) will talk about ‘Cabinets of Curiosity: Strange Objects in Uncertain Times’, at the National Museum of Scotland, 6.30-8pm, Wednesday 25th November.
Both events are free but ticketed.
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