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Anthropocene River

Uptown Campus
Lavin Bernick Center
Kendall Cram

Anthropocene River Campus Public Programs welcomes Campus participants and collaborators and the public to gather together for a slate of experiences open to all. Programming includes offerings by Campus participants, members of the Anthropocene Working Group, and additional Gulf South artists, scholars, and scientists from Tulane University and beyond.

Anthropocene River Presentations and discussions by project participants and the Anthropocene Working Group

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:30am–7pm Kendall Cram, Lavin Bernick Center, Tulane University Organized by HKW/MPIWG/NOCGS, with reception sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts

Registration and coffee 9:30 AM Welcome and introduction Monique Verdin, Land acknowledgment Rebecca Snedeker, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University (NOCGS) Katrin Klingan, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (HKW); Christoph Rosol, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) and HKW Maria Wilke, Culture and Communication Department, Federal Foreign Office

MORNING SESSION Mississippi — an Anthropocene River?

10:00 AM Why the Anthropocene? Moderator: Rebecca Snedeker Contributors: Bernd Scherer (HKW), Jürgen Renn (MPIWG) The four-dimensional Mississippi Moderator: Christoph Rosol Contributors: Colin Waters, Catherine Russell, Mark Williams Anthropocene River Journey: Immersive field research and education Moderation: Katrin Klingan Contributors: Joseph P. Underhill, Emily Knudson, Audrey Buturian-Larson, Nell Gehrke, Steven Diehl, Monique Verdin Discussion


AFTERNOON SESSION River Reflections, Upstream

1:30 PM PANEL 1 Space, place and exclusion Moderator: Katrin Klingan, Rebecca Snedeker Contributors: Maya Kóvskaya, Ellie Irons, Jared Richardson, Abbéy Odunlami Inputs: Jason Ludwig, Barbara Washington, Wendi Moore-O’Neal Discussion


3:30 PM PANEL 2 Moderation: Louise Emily Carver Inputs: Brian Holmes, Nikiwe Solomon Energy Dependencies: The fate/emergence of an Extractivist Culture Contributors: Amber Ginsburg, Sara Black, Claire Pentecost Speaking Landscapes: The Anthropocene Vernacular in the American Bottom Contributors: Matt Fluharty, Jennifer Colten, Derek Hoeferlin Discussion


5:30 PANEL 3 Moderator: Christoph Rosol Inputs: Jamie Allen Shifting Landscapes: The politics of cultivating the land Contributors: Ryan Griffis, Sarah Kanouse, Nicho¬las Brown De-damming: River governance and new perspectives of community involvement Contributors: John Kim, Bruce Braun, Morgan Adamson, Tia-Simone Gardner Discussion

7 PM Closing remarks and reception Brian T. Edwards, Dean Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

Organized by HKW/MPIWG/NOCGS, with reception sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Regina Cairns at 504-314-2854 or rcairns@tulane.edu.  

New Orleans Center for the Gulf SouthSchool of Liberal Arts

For more information contact: Regina Cairns via email to rcairns@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-2854
For more information on this event, please visit https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/programs/nocgs/news-events