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GCSC Seminar: “Whose Anthropocene? A data-driven look at the prospects for collaboration between natural science, social science, and the humanities”
September 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
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Meeting ID: 915 9410 1737 Passcode: 310125
Carlos Santana is a philosopher of science, interested especially in where the environmental sciences meet policy and values. Dr. Santana is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Utah.
Although the idea of the Anthropocene originated in the earth sciences, there have been increasing calls for questions about the Anthropocene to be addressed by pan-disciplinary groups of researchers from across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. We use data analysis techniques from corpus linguistics to examine academic text about the Anthropocene from these disciplinary families. We read the data to suggest that barriers to a broadly interdisciplinary study of the Anthropocene are high, but we are also able to identify some areas of common ground that could serve as interdisciplinary bridges.