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Earth is Faster Now: Arctic Indigeneity

April 23, 2:00 pm

Free

“The Earth is Faster Now” Arctic Indigeneity and the Timescales of Climate Change with Hester Blum (Penn State)

This talk discusses the timescales of ice and of Indigenous knowledge in the Arctic. Human time on Earth is often measured by the resources consumed in a given age (think of the Stone or Iron Ages, the Petroleum or Atomic Ages). Within the sweep of deep ecological time, however, Ice Ages or periods of climate variability have not been keyed to human resource extraction—until now. Drawing on Inuit autobiography, Blum considers ice not just as a symbol for the timescales of the Anthropocene, but also as a recording medium.


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Date:
April 23
Time:
2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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UWM Curtin Hall, Room 368
3243 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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