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Humanities within Natural History

Friday 24 September 2021, 10.00AM

Earthlings - Anthropocene Art Talks, 2021, is a webinar series organised with four online talks in September and October. Each talk will focus on a specific environmental-related contemporary issue and be structured as a one-hour talk with invited artists, curators or academic researchers specialising in the related field. Webinars will explore factors including natural history, colonialism, geographical politics, resource exploitation, religious philosophy, technological revolution and global consumerism. The artists’ practices included will speak to this contemporary condition through multiple investigations and field studies, demonstrating how each individual is involved within this anthropogenic system. 

Representing the convergent sites where natural history encountered the development of human society, Janet Laurence’s practice demonstrates the intricate network among human beings and natural creatures. In this talk, Laurence and Chang Wan-chen, the curator of Laurence’s solo exhibition ‘Entangled Garden for Plant Memory’ in 2020, will explore this sensitive landscape of nature through both scientific and artistic engagements.

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Sincere thanks to our sponsors, the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity, the Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for Modern Studies (Small Project Grants) of the University of York.



Location: Online