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 (www.isnaturedead.org).
To tune in, go to cbc.radio.one, St. John’s, at 5.20 pm Newfoundland time (the show is called On the Go): http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/popup/index.html?networkKey=cbc_radio_one&programKey=st_johns
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.
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.
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 – NYTimes.com.