Keynote Speakers

Michelle Bastian is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her work crosses critical time studies and environmental humanities, with a focus on the role of time in human and more-than-human communities. From 2020-2021 she holds a Mid-Career Fellowship from the Independent Social Research Foundation, and is working on a project on social time and ecology. She is Editor-in-Chief for Time & Society (SAGE) and a co-editor of a number of collections including, The Social Life of Time (Time & Society), Field Philosophy and Other Experiments (Parallax) and Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds (Routledge). Michelle has recent publications in Environmental HumanitiesGeoHumanities, and New Formations. https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/profile/dr-michelle-bastian


Jan Zalasiewicz, Emeritus Professor of Paleobiology at the University of Leicester, has written books including The Earth After Us, The Planet in a Pebble and Geology: A Very Short Introduction, and (with Mark Williams) Ocean Worlds and Skeletons. With Julia Adeney Thomas and Mark Williams, he recently co-authored The Anthropocene: A Multidisciplinary Approach. As a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy, he is also co-editor of the group’s summary The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit: A Guide to the Scientific Evidence and Current Debate.
Jan Zalasiewicz, Emeritus Professor of Paleobiology at the University of Leicester, has written books including The Earth After Us, The Planet in a Pebble and Geology: A Very Short Introduction, and (with Mark Williams) Ocean Worlds and Skeletons. With Julia Adeney Thomas and Mark Williams, he recently co-authored The Anthropocene: A Multidisciplinary Approach. As member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy, he is also co-editor of the group’s summary The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit: A Guide to the Scientific Evidence and Current Debate.
https://www2.le.ac.uk/depar…/geology/people/zalasiewicz-ja