Research student seminar – Dr Paul Warde on ‘The Environment’ emerging: the causes and consequences of a concept, c.1855-1970

Date: 12 February 2015
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Dreyfus Room (2.02), 26-28 Russell Square

Dr Paul Warde of  Cambridge University will speak on “The Environment” emerging: the causes and consequences of a concept, c.1855-1970.’ Dr Warde says: ‘this discussion seeks to raise issues around the development of concepts, related expertise, and political impact. It examines the use of the word ‘environment’ in the context of a wider range of evolutionary thinking from the 1850s, and the sudden shift in meaning and narrative in the post-war era to designate natural systems under threat from human action. It will discuss the range of methods and disciplines involved in constructing new kinds of ‘environmental’ expert; the portrayal of society and human action in post-war environmental literature; and the absorption of this expertise into environmental regulation by 1970.’

We will go for dinner locally afterwards, please let barbara know barbarawarnock@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to come to the dinner.

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3 comments

  1. Apologies if I’m missing something, but what is the date of the seminar?

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