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Anthropocene: a historical perspective


The goal of this poster is to provide a snapshot of the themes and topics that will be discussed in Prof. Nancy Jacobs' class, HIST 1970G: "The Recent History of Life on Earth: The Anthropocene”. The Anthropocene is a geologic age brought about by humanity’s exploitation of fossil fuels; it is a classification of the effects humanity has had on Earth since the Industrial Revolution. This research will attempt to complicate the typical narrative of the Anthropocene, as well as place the Anthropocene, an inherently geological phenomenon, in a historical context.


Shulevitz-Rosado, Oriana, "Anthropocene: a historical perspective" (2014). Summer Research Symposium. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



  • Summer Research Symposium

    Each year, Brown University showcases the research of its undergraduates at the Summer Research Symposium. More than half of the student-researchers are UTRA recipients, while others receive funding from a variety of Brown-administered and national programs and fellowships and go …