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Brunel University London – Public Webinar Series – Viral Apocalypse and Other People

July 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Public Webinar Series Returns!

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Public Webinar Series after its short hiatus. Coming up in the series, we have discussions of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as topics uncovering our local history.

To mark our return, we begin with a philosophical conversation that will explore the apocalyptic narratives surrounding the pandemic. Leaning on insights from sociology, join us in considering how we perceive the nature of risk, blame and responsibility at times of worldwide crisis.

Viral Apocalypse and Other People
with Dr Hauke Riesch

The current pandemic can evoke apocalyptic images of finality. While despite the enormous suffering they cause, pandemic diseases are by no means apocalyptic in scale. The images they evoke are often based on wider apocalyptic cultural connotations that influence how we perceive the nature of risk, blame and responsibility at times of worldwide crisis.

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Date:
July 2
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm