Introducing “Making Sense of the Anthropocene”

Welcome to the Making Sense of the Anthropocene forum

“Making Sense of the Anthropocene” is a semester-long forum of lectures, presentations and workshops featuring artists, activists and academics engaging with the challenge of “making sense of the anthropocene.” In case you’re not familiar, the Anthropocene is a term that describes a proposed new geological epoch defined by observable planetary changes triggered by human activity. The Making Sense of the Anthropocene website includes details on the program of speakers and additional background on the forum.

Supported by the University of San Francisco’s Davies Forum, an endowed program established by Louise M. Davies “to enhance the University’s efforts to produce future leaders dedicated to public service and committed to ethical leadership,” Making Sense of the Anthropocene is both a series of talks and an honors seminar for students at the University of San Francisco. The forum speakers, known Davies Fellows, in addition to a public talk or workshop, will also engage with the Davies Scholars as part of the student seminar.

Davies Scholars will be blogging about the experience here throughout the semester. For those interested, most course readings are available freely on the syllabus. Feel free to follow along.

Events are open to the public. Complete details are available on the Program page.


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