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march 2023

19mar(mar 19)8:00 am20(mar 20)6:00 pmProliferations of Lovecraft | 2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Event Details

Through his view of humanity as something insignificant in contrast to the cosmos, Lovecraft anticipated significant concerns over the uncertainties proper to the twenty-first century. In the current context of the Anthropocene, we are not threatened by physical hyperobjects or monsters he envisioned, but we struggle to accept that we cannot escape the destructive effects of what we continue to call natural catastrophes. In fact, we continue to believe that we are in control of what happens on Earth. Yet we face two undeniable truths: earthquakes, hurricanes, heat waves, raging fires and sometimes viruses cannot be stopped; and our insistence to claim control over the planet brings permanent destructive marks on its surface, waters and atmosphere. While Lovecraft’s monstrous creatures come from distant pasts and futures, the ultimate monster in our own times is humanity itself.

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Organizer

Progressive ConnexionsProgressive Connexions builds, develops and promotes a range of sustainable global interdisciplinary research projects by Inspiring inclusive interdisciplinary research, publishing and collaboration.

Time

19 (Sunday) 8:00 am - 20 (Monday) 6:00 pm

Location

Prague 2023

Štěpánská 645/33, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

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