Approaching collapse – narratives and genres

Český egyptologický ústav FF UK srdečně zve na přednášku archeologa z University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Guye Middletona, kterou prosloví v Zelené posluchárně, Celetná 20, Praha 1, 24. dubna 2017:


In this lecture, we explore the ‘public face’ of collapse in the modern world as it appears in multiple genres from archaeology to film and literature, and from environmental writing to futurology. The argument is that the way we see collapse and the narratives we weave about it, often apocalyptic and catastrophic, are deeply influenced by our cultural inheritance and our contemporary concerns. As part of this collapse discourse, archaeological ‘facts’ have been taken and embedded in wider culture and society and are used by other writers, especially environmental writers, to teach lessons to or exhort the public to change their ways, yet these writers are often uncritical of the archaeological evidence and interpretations, narrow in their view of ‘facts’, and rely on out-of-date work. Archaeologists are not immune to these influences and processes, but have a responsibility to develop and share their own, often more nuanced work and ideas, which reveal more complex stories of collapse in which multiple explanations and narratives are possible.

Podrobnosti události

Začátek události
24.4.2017 17:30 - 19:30
Místo konání
Celetná 20, Praha 1, Zelená posluchárna
Webové stránky
Český egyptologický ústav FF UK
Typ události
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