Is Nature Dead? Event at Bitter’s (MUN) today

Today is a meeting I can’t make, putting together and discussing events led by my colleague Sean McGrath. Here is the blurb:

We are meeting tomorrow at 4 pm in Bitters Pub at Memorial University to talk about the event planned for this September on the West Coast of Newfoundland, and maybe to say a word about the events we are planning in the rest of Canada and beyond. I hope to see many of you there. For those of you who cannot make it, CBC will broadcast live from the pub at 5:20 pm Newfoundland time, with interviews and information about the event, and the big idea behind it, For a New Earth (

To tune in, go to, St. John’s, at 5.20 pm Newfoundland time (the show is called On the Go):

Call for Applications for Society and Space Editors and Review Editors | Society and space

Society and Space has issued a call for applications for the editorial team and reviews editors (drop me a line if you want to know what’s involved from my own experience–it’s not for the faint of heart but rewarding in multiple ways): Call for Applications for Society and Space Editors and Review Editors | Society and space.

Shannon Hoff moving to MUN

Hoff, who specializes in Hegel, feminism, political philosophy, among other areas, will start in the fall (or I guess officially at the beginning of summer). She is the author, most recently, of the excellent The Laws of the Spirit: A Hegelian Theory of Justice (SUNY, 2014), and she will add to our strengths in the history of philosophy and Continental–indeed, this solidifies our place as among the go-to universities for studying Continental in Canada (and North America more generally, I guess, given how some programs in the U.S. have moved away from their Continental strengths). Very exciting to have her aboard after long admiring her work.

A good piece on mortality and the anthropocene

In the NYT. Also, an important correction below the essay on a factoid that appears in too many articles to count:

An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the origin of the word “anthropocene.” The term was not coined in 2002 by Paul Crutzen; it has been in use since the 1980s, and was introduced into scientific discussion by Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000.

via Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene –