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Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges to the Humanities and the Social Sciences

2015 – 2016

Project Summary

Scholars from across the University convened regularly in a reading group to consider the ways that humanistic inquiry can advance environmental knowledge and improve approaches to climate policy.

Research Team

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Associate Professor of British History, Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College

University of Chicago

His current research deals with a set of closely related themes in environmental history, history of science, and political economy. The British Industrial Revolution saw the birth of the first fossil fuel economy. At the same time, geologists transformed the public understanding of the earth's...

Benjamin Morgan

Benjamin Morgan

Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

University of Chicago

Benjamin Morgan's research and teaching focus on literature, science, and aesthetics in the Victorian period and early twentieth century. Morgan's particular areas of interest include nineteenth-century sciences of mind and emotion; aestheticism and decadence; and speculative and science...

Emily Lynn Osborn

Emily Lynn Osborn

Associate Professor of African History, African Studies, and the College; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

University of Chicago

Osborn is a historian of Africa, with a particular interest in precolonial and colonial West Africa. She is currently the Faculty Director of the Senegal study abroad program, and she has also served as co-director of the Committee on African Studies, chair of the College’s British fellowships...

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