University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Futurities Lecture Series

The year-long IHGC lecture series features humanists, scientists, writers, artists, and policy experts who explore burning questions about our unfolding futures.


Watch our Futurities Lectures from last semester here

Upcoming Futurities Lectures Spring 2023:

2/16 12-1:30 PM - "Depth Figures: Oceanic Futures, Submarine Remains," 
Killian Quigley, Austrialian Catholic University
In person, Wilson 142 (Hybrid event, Zoom registration here)
2/23 12:00-1:30 PM - “Frameworks for the Future: the Environment, Climate Change and the Anthropocene”
Julia Adeney Thomas, University of Notre Dame
In person - Wilson 142 (Hybrid event, Zoom registration here)
3/16 12:00-1:30 PM - Ian Baucom, University of Viginia (Title TBD)
In person - Wilson 142 (Hybrid event, Zoom registration here)

Fall 2022 Futuries Events:

9/23 12-1:30PM - “Technology Eats History: Techno-metabolism and Time in the Anthropocene”
Paul Edwards, Stanford University

Online - Register here

10/28 12-1:30PM - “Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of our Planetary Future"
Geoff Mann, Simon Fraser University

Online - Register here.