CANCELLED Does it matter if it isn't real?

27 feb ft ht20 rees


'Does it matter if it isn't real?: Organising speculative imaginaries' is the third event in Futures Thinking's Hilary Term programme, presented by Dr Amanda Rees.

How do we go about studying things that haven't happened yet? What, and who, is the future for? This paper will discuss the different methodologies for future building, and the contexts and histories of their usage during the 20th century. After all, the trouble with the future is that it keeps on changing - even Tony Blair was the future ...once...

Amanda Rees is a historian of science at the University of York, UK. Currently the editor of the British Journal of the History of Science, she has worked extensively on the history of field sciences and of animal/human relationships, as well as on the history of prehistory and of the future. She considers herself exceptionally lucky in that she actually gets paid to read science fiction.

Venue: Colin Matthew Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road.
Time: 5.30pm-7pm
Wine reception to follow.

This venue is wheelchair accessible, please contact us at if you have any inquiries or access needs. All are welcome!


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