Ian Baucom

 Ian Baucom

Visiting Scholar 2021


Professor Ian Baucom is the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, appointed in 2014. Baucom came to UVA after serving 17 years in Duke University’s Department of English as a professor and as the director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of Out of Place: Englishness, Empire and the Locations of Identity, and Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History. He is the co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain. His latest book History 4° Celsius: Search for a Method in the Age of the Anthropocene was published in 2020.

In 2021, the CHR, the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (UWC), and the International Relations Office (UWC) hosted a conversation with Baucom about History 4° Celsius.

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Ian Baucom: History 4° Celsius: Search for a Method in the Age of the Anthropocene

Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, has the pleasure of inviting you to a conversation with Prof. Ian Baucom on 12 April 2021.

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2022 through online platforms and, where permitted, limited live events hosted in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about events.

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