CMU Public lecture and seminar on Epochs of Loss, Nov. 11-12 featuring WHC & GSC Directors

Please join next Thursday 11/11 (4:30pm) and Friday 11/12 (noon) for a two-part public lecture and seminar discussion, featuring Pitt World History Center Director Ruth Mostern and Global Studies Center Director Michael Goodhart. This special event is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon's Environmental Humanities Research Seminar and the CMU Humanities Center’s current initiative on Climate Justice. Ruth Mostern and Michael Goodhart will discuss the Anthropocene: Epoch of Loss initiative that was sponsored by Pitt's World History Center, the Global Studies Center, and the Provost's Year of Creativity. Listen to a podcast about it here!  More details below:

Thursday, November 11, at 4:30 PM: public lecture on “Diaries of the Epoch of Loss, or Introducing Some Unanswerable Questions.”

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Access a brief background text here.


Friday, November 12, at noon: seminar discussion of “Epochs of Loss: Toward a Proposal for a Website, a Course, and a Book.”

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Access the corresponding paper here. There is also an Appendix, available here.

Michael Goodhart, Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at University of Pittsburgh, and

Ruth Mostern, Associate Professor of History and Director of World History Center at University of Pittsburgh