Carl Wennerlind is Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Carl Wennerlind specialises in the history of early modern Europe, with a particular focus on intellectual history and political economy. He is particularly interested in the historical development of ideas about money and credit, the relationship between the economy and nature, and ‘improvement’ and ‘modernisation’.
The Intellectual Origins of the Anthropocene
New York got a taste of the Anthropocene in the spring of 2023. Canadian forest fires turned the skies a hideous orange. Millions of lungs burned with acrid smoke. The apocalyptic weather was so shocking that it moved some observers to hope that the smoke cloud would produce a tipping point in public attitudes about … Continuedlire l'article