Dipesh Chakrabarty


Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the College and the Law School, University of Chicago

(October 2014)


Between Globalization and Global Warming: Towards a History of the Present

One of the main questions that I will address is whether the phenomenon of global warming challenges some of the main narratives or themes of human history that have dominated discussions in the humanities since the end of World War II: decolonization, development, the legacies of European empires, globalization, and the rise of postcolonial thinking.

Previous stays at the IWM:
2010, Visiting Fellow


The Climate Question I – III

Dipesh Chakrabarty’s IWM Lectures in Human Sciences 2014 adressed the anthropogenic climate change and its implications for historical and political thinking.
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