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  • Date and time: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 1pm to Tuesday 23 March 2021, 4pm
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

We would like to welcome you to attend our first Art and Environment interdisciplinary and virtual seminar series in March 2021.

This seminar series adapts the original conference (planned for March 2020) and aims to bring together an encompassing perspective of two distinct disciplines to explore the relationship between the visual arts, the sciences and the current climate crisis.

Today, we live in a world which is experiencing unprecedented global change. From melting glaciers to increasing wildfires, tropical storms to population displacement, understanding how our planet is changing is crucial to both ours and the planets future. Recent media attention of the climate crisis has generated an urgent need for an international awareness of these pressing issues, with the youth climate activist Greta Thunburg and Extinction Rebellion, among others, inspiring a public climate movement. Highlighting these major world concerns, Art + Anthropocene aims to bring together an interdisciplinary approach to art and environment for all audiences, so as to better communicate climate change and the Anthropocene.

This virtual seminar series brings together scholars in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to explore the effects of climate change on our global environment and how the respective disciplines are responding to the changes taking place. Art + Anthropocene seeks to identify the intersections between art, culture and the environment from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective, highlighting major world concerns such as the climate crisis, population displacement and declining wildlife populations, among others. Recognising the importance of the Anthropocene and climate change across these wide-ranging disciplines is decisive in making both of these fields more relevant and accessible to a wider, non-specialist audience.


In the organisation of this programme we are fortunate to be working alongside the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity (LCAB), the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and the Humanities Research Centre. As such, we hope to inspire wider interdisciplinary thinking, discussion and collaboration.

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Please note that registration is required for each separate event

The respective registration links are available at the top of each day's programme. Registration is limited.

Do contact us if you have any questions:

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) in March 2021!