The Anthropocene, a proposed term for a geological epoch characterized by unprecedented human transformation of the planet, originated in earth systems science and has since captured the imagination of many humanists. Discourse on the Anthropocene, which probes the meaning of humanity’s role and agency within deep time and planetary evolution, raises religious and ethical questions about how to understand humanity’s place within planetary evolution, and how to envision the future trajectory of humans and human societies. We invite paper proposals for the capstone conference of a multi-year, multi-university project, Being Human in the Age of Humans: Perspectives from Religion and Ethics, funded by Humanities Without Walls. More information on the project is available here. The conference will take place May 17-20, 2018 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Please refer to the detailed proposal PDF for more information. Questions about the conference or call for papers may be submitted to Lisa Sideris, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 11, 2018