Political Ecology as Practice

Date(s) - 10/30/2017 - 11/04/2017
All Day

UIC Institute for the Humanities

Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene 

Organizers: Ömür Harmanşah, UIC Art History and Molly Doane, UIC Anthropology

October 30-November 4, 2017


Master Class:  “Facing Gaia:  An Enquiry on the New Climatic Regime”

October 30-November 2, 2017 

Details and location to be announced.

Please note! Participation is restricted. Contact Pinar Yilmaz: punery2@uic.edu for details.

Bruno Latour, leading figure in Science and Technology Studies and Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), will offer a four-day long advanced seminar (a “master class”) to a limited group of graduate students and faculty at UIC, who are engaged with questions of the politics of the environment, the Anthropocene, and climate change. In this master class, Latour will focus on his recent work entitled Facing Gaia (emerging from Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh lecture series and his upcoming book with the same title), where he addresses the complex relationship between nature and religion in the age of the Anthropocene.


Public workshop:  “Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene”

November 3-4, 2017

Location: Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan, Stevenson Hall, University of Illinois at Chicago

Panels, Presentations, including:

Bruno Latour (Sciences Po, Paris) Keynote Speaker

November 4, 2017 AM:  “Facing Gaia

Please see preliminary program details:



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