Time, Technologies and the Anthropocene: Asian and Oceanic Perspectives

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 16 August 2017


SRWB Conference Room 1.02


Call for papers


Anthony Chan

Call for presentations

15-20 minutes for presentations from all disciplines. Submissions from Early Career and Higher Degree Research students are encouraged. Please submit your title (with your name and affiliation) and an abstract ( 250-300 words) to Margaret Jolly (margaret.jolly@anu.edu.au) and cc to Anthony Chan (anthony.chan@anu.edu.au) by 16 August.

Suggested questions for submissions

•How have Indigenous notions of time and history in Asia and Oceania either been transformed or themselves exerted wider influence through globalising processes?

•How has the development of global capitalism influenced notions of time through ‘work disciplines’, new technologies of time and the increased pulse of communication through audio-visual, electronic and social media?

•The space-time compression which characterises our current world system co-exists with the global challenges of climate change in powerful and often alarming ways. How are these features of contemporary life manifest and experienced in Asia and Oceania?

•Does our present age, dubbed the Anthropocene, require all of us, across our several disciplines and regions, to think differently about time and to situate our studies of human beings not just in centuries but ‘deep time’ and hopefully the deep future of our planet?

This flagship event of the School of Culture, History and Language will engage staff and graduate students across our several disciplines and regions.

The workshop on September 11-12 coincides with the visit of our Dean’s Distinguished Visitor, Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty from the University of Chicago, who has written a series of scintillating essays and books on some of the questions posed above. The workshop will showcase the research of participants, through linking their projects to the workshop questions.

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