Past Event

Deborah Coen - Climate in Motion

December 10, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue, New York

Event Description:

Deborah Coen talks about her new book, Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale, with Daniel Kehlmann. Looking back to the nineteenth century, Coen uncovers the roots of modern climate science in the politics and growth of the Hapsburg Empire.  

Event Speakers:

  • Deborah Coen, Professor of History and chair of the history of science department at Yale University, is the author of The Earthquake Observers and Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty. Before coming to Yale, she taught for ten years in the history department at Barnard College and was Director of Research Clusters at the Center for Science and Society and leader of the Environmental Sciences and the Humanities Research Cluster.
  • Daniel Kehlmann is a German writer who lives in New York and Berlin. His prize-winning novels include Me and Kaminski, Measuring the World, Fame, and F. As a Cullman Center Fellow in 2016-17, he worked on a novel about Frederic V, the "Winter King," whose short-lived reign in 1619 set in motion a series of events that eventually became known as the Thirty Years’ War.

Event Information: 

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

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