John Tresch: 'Fiat Lux and Earth’s Answer'

Friday 27 February

10:30 - 11:10

Paradiso, Main Hall

John Tresch

The notion that humans play a role in nature’s creation has roots that long precede discussions of the Anthropocene. Very compelling are the Romantic era’s personifications of a living, growing earth, whose latest blossoms are humans and their technologies. These new cosmograms rewrote Genesis, incorporating geology’s dark and hidden past and the illuminations of human industry and society. Their call to ‘hear’ the Earth still resounds today.


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