“Legacies of the Enlightenment” has moved!
We are pleased to announce that our site, “Legacies of the Enlightenment: Humanity, Nature, and Science in a Changing Climate,” can now be found on the H-Commons site. To access our site, please click here. We are excited to be able to engage with you more easily through this site.
Legacies of the Enlightenment offers materials and resources for researchers and instructors to help them address the question of how the Enlightenment continues to shape our social, political, and ideological landscape into the present. Please see a brief description below.
Have you ever wondered how the Enlightenment shapes your daily life? In order to reply to this question, we created the website "Legacies of the Enlightenment" which gathers material on topics that continue to inform and even haunt our current worldviews. By building a database of teaching and research materials, we hope to provide a useful tool to students, teachers, and researchers interested in examining how and why we continue to practice and embody the legacies of the Enlightenment. Such topics include (but are not limited to): • The evolution of social and political relations • Theories of climate, as well as the relation between the natural world, the human, and society • The nature of matter and objects • The structures of authority and institutions • The questioning of accepted notions of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and citizenship through political upheavals and natural catastrophes • How dualistic notions of embodiment (splitting the mind from the body) are crucial for understanding the origins and the continued presence of racism and sexism • How taxonomic practices influences our relation to each other, as well as to other (non-human) animals
We invite you to check out this site and join our Interactive Group on the Humanities Commons. Otherwise, reach out to us via email to let us know if you are interested in being part of this fascinating project.