Think climate change: yesterday, today, here, elsewhere


26 Nov 2015, 2 - 6pm

Bibliothèque nationale de France. Site François Mitterrand, France



26 Nov 2015
2 - 6pm


Bibliothèque nationale de France. Site François Mitterrand
Quai François Mauriac
Paris, France,  75013
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We propose to consider the contemporary situation at an angle slightly different from it’s usual treatment by the scientific community and the media: "Our head is round, said Picabia, to allow the thought to change direction." Without turning back to our hot news.

The climate is not only to climatologists and geographers, not only to scientists. We are all now involved in the "climate change". Historians, but also literary and art historians invite us to consider also in a diachronic perspective, and may shed light on the evolution of representations and their effects. The humanities in general allow us to reflect on its impact in society, otherwise so become "météosensible" for if climate is not weather, it informs our daily lives. Philosophers can help us think about our relationship to the world determined by climate and climate change. Many researchers from different disciplines, exceeding cleavage sciences / human sciences and arts, come together for a few years at conferences or publish collective works related to climate and weather. A new awareness of the climate issue, but also, and without catastrophism, the role of weather and climate in aesthetic productions as in our relationship to the world, has promoted research without disciplinary boundaries.

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