Appel de conférences – « Music Studies and the Anthropocene. Ruptures and Convergences » – 15 janvier 2022

Appel de conférences pour le symposium « Music Studies and the Anthropocene. Ruptures and Convergences », en ligne, 21-22 mai 2022

« ‘The entire face of the Earth today bears the imprint of human power’. Thus remarked George-Louis Leclerc in his Epochs of Nature (1778), where he claimed that the Earth had entered an Epoch of Man—and recommended that human beings “set the temperature” of the Earth itself and ensure the survival of “human civilization” through feats of geoengineering. A century later, geologist Antonio Stoppani announced the coming of the “Anthropozoic Era,” as the human species became a “geological element” that “does not pale in the face of the greatest forces of the globe.”  

Much more recently, the term “Anthropocene” was coined by geologist Paul Crutzen and biologist Eugene Stoermer in 2011. As the successor to the period of remarkable climactic stability known as the Holocene, the “Anthropocene” was intended to capture the long-lasting, substantial, global changes to the environment wrought by human agency.  The term is now used across disciplines and in public conversations about ecological crisis.  But the concept and argument of the Anthropocene, as well as the social, cultural, and ecological conditions it identifies, bears a much deeper history than is often acknowledged, with far-reaching implications for scholars working on the period spanning at least the sixteenth century to the present day. »

Date limite de soumission : 15 janvier 2022

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