ETROD & CityIndustries-May-Session: “Toxic commons” with Simone Müller(Augsburg University)

ETROD & CityIndustries-May-Session: “Toxic commons” with Simone Müller(Augsburg University)

16. 05. 2024 | 04:00 - 16. 05. 2024 | 05:30
Dear colleagues,

we are looking forward to the second session of our ETROD cycle on “chemistry and society”.
On Thursday, 16th May 2024 – 4-5:30 pm (CET) sharp – we welcome environmental historian Simone Müller(Augsburg University) to talk about “Toxic commons.”

Based on her work on the intricate intersectionality of time, space, and bodies in relation to toxic exposure – captured in the notion of toxic timescape – Simone will elaborate on toxic commons as an analytical tools to grapple with the paradoxical “we” inherent to the age of the Anthropocene.

To prepare the discussion we recommend a brief article (attached):
Müller, Simone M. 2021. "Toxic Commons: Toxic Global Inequality in the Age of the Anthropocene."  Environmental History 26 (3):444–450. doi: 10.1093/envhis/emab014.006.
Prof. Dr. Simone Müller holds a DFG Heisenberg professorship in Global Environmental History and Environmental Humanities at Augsburg University. Her research interests range from the international trade in hazardous waste material and toxicity as a historical construction, the intellectual history of economic ecological thinking, to verticality as an enviro-historical concept and the study of marine space. Her work received numerous awards and fellowships, among them from the Smithsonian Institution, the Science History Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania.
To join us online, please use the following link:
Meeting-ID: 650 2098 8539
Kenncode: 639066
Please also consider joining the after next ETROD session:
On the 20th June Jens Soentgen (Augsburg University) will talk about: Die moderne Chemie als Fortsetzung der Alchemie. Eine wissenschaftshistorische Umkehrung (in German).
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ETROD is a jointly organized discussion format. Its core team is based at Martin Luther University Halle (Saale). The current cycle is mainly organized by Janine Hauer (Halle) and Ruzana Liburkina (Frankfurt/Main).
We are looking forward to the upcoming talks and discussions.
Janine (Hauer) and Ruzana (Liburkina) for the ETROD organizing team