Public Lecture: The Global and the Planetary
Public Lecture with Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, 'The Global and the Planetary: The Great Divergence of the Anthropocene'
Dipesh Chakrabarty holds a BSc (physics honors) degree from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, a postgraduate Diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a PhD (history) from the Australian National University.
He is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, at the University of Chicago. He is a founding member of the editorial collective of Subaltern Studies, a consulting editor of Critical Inquiry, a founding editor of Postcolonial Studies, and has served on the editorial boards of the American Historical Review and Public Culture.
His most recent books are The Crises of Civilization: Exploring Global and Planetary Histories (Delhi: Oxford, 2018) and, with Ranajit Dasgupta, Some Aspects of Labour History of Bengal in the Nineteenth Century: Two Views(Delhi: Oxford, 2018). He is also the coeditor, along with Henning Trüper and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, of Historical Teleologies in the Modern World (Bloomsbury, 2015).
He is currently working on three books, provisionally titled The Planet and the Human: The Anthropocene as Present (Chicago), The Historical Imagination and Its Contemporary Crisis (Duke), and The Holocene Lost? Provincializing Europe in a Warming World (University Press of New England).
In 2018, with Fredrik Albritton Jonsson and Emily Lynn Osborn, he is currently convening a project on planetary history, with a focus on the implications of the Anthropocene framework for historical research; as a complement to this he is convening a graduate colloquium on ‘Historical Time and the Anthropocene’.
Hosted by the Climate Justice Research Centre UTS.