Davis Family Library 105A
110 Storrs Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Join midd.data for a Lightning Talk with Christopher Star (Classics). This talk will include a report on Star’s ongoing diachronic study of the use of the word “apocalypse” and related ideas in the press. For centuries apocalypse typically referred to the book of Revelation, the final book of the Christian Bible. Since the middle of the twentieth century this word has come to refer to an ever-growing number of topics, including technological developments, such as nuclear weapons and artificial intelligence, climate change, pandemics and political elections. Overall, conceiving of contemporary crises as an apocalypse unites several realms that are typically seen as opposed, such as science and religion, reason and revelation, and ancient and modern.

Register for the in-person lunch or to receive the Zoom link. 

Sponsored by:
Center for Teaching, Learning and Research

Contact Organizer

Strube, Jill