Religion, Philosophy, Theology, and the Anthropocene

Investigating Critical, Indigenous, and Decolonial Research on History, Humanity, Futurity, and the Environment


14:00 – 15:30 Keynote Presentations

  • Sherry Copenace (Knowledge Holder/Elder, University of Manitoba): “Ayaangwaamiziwin”
  • Audra Mitchell (CIGI Chair & Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University): “Survivance, Resurgence and Refusal Against Extinction: An/ti/thropocene Agencies”

15:45 – 17:00 Commentary and Conversation

  • Julie Libarkin (Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mighigan State University)

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MSU Union – Lake Superior Room (2nd FL)
49 Abbot Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824


Refreshments served for attendees. Livestream available for remote participation. Advance registration is required for attendance or livestream. Email (Kyle Whyte) with email subject “MSU Anthropocene Workshop,” provide your name and the names of anyone coming with you and indicate whether your attendance is in person or via livestream. Livestream details will be emailed back to registrants. The event is open to all.

The event is part of the Being Humans in the Age of Humans project led by Lisa Sideris, Indiana University (PI); Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame, Sarah Fredericks, University of Chicago, and Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University. This project is supported by the Humanities Without Walls consortium based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Humanities Without Walls consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University.