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For events requiring registration, you will receive an email with additional information.

April 22, 2020 Earth Day
Making Sense exhibition, covidXclimate collection, and My Climate Story page go live,
all open to the public

May 1, 2020
CSDS Convening page goes live, registration required
Pre-recorded presentations and discussions available to registered participants

Welcome Address from Dean Steven Fluharty, Penn School of Arts and Sciences
Welcome to CSDS from Bethany Wiggin, PPEH Faculty Director

May 6, 2020 through May 9, 2020
Available at 9:00am on 5/6 and closing at 5:00pm on 5/9
Introduction to Amitav Ghosh from Nikhil Anand, PPEH Topic Director

Beyond the End of the World: Human and Non-Human After the Collapse of ‘Civilization’
Pre-recorded Keynote Address by Amitav Ghosh
The idea of the ‘human’, as a unitary species, dates back to the founding years of the very structures of modernity that can now be seen to be hurtling towards collapse. As this process intensifies it may bring about a fundamental reconsideration of modern ideas regarding which entities possess such attributes as agency, speech, reason, and so on. If so what kinds of narratives and knowledge traditions can we turn to for guidance about what might lie ahead? This talk explores some possibilities.
This talk is co-sponsored by The Wolf Humanities Center
available to registered participants

May 7, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm 
Live question and answer with Amitav Ghosh, registration required

4:00pm – 5:30pm 
Join us for a live Happy Hour, registration required

May 8, 2020
11:00am – 1:30pm 
Live Presenters Discussion, by invitation

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Unlikely Stories: Apprehending Climate Change in the Anthropocene
Live conversation with Amitav Ghosh and Adam Sobel, registration required
Moderated by Nikhil Anand, PPEH Topic Director
As improbable events increasingly disrupt pretenses of legible, predictable environments, how might we notice, narrate and inhabit the uncertain and vibrant naturecultures of the anthropocene?  Join writer Amitav Ghosh and earth scientist Adam Sobel in a conversation about how unlikely data and stories inform the work that they do.

May 9, 2020
11:00am – 1:00pm
Envisioning a Platform for Peer-Reviewed Engaged EH Research
live, invitation only

2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Art Workshop with Amy Balkin- unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances