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09:00 19 December - 17:00 20 December 2016
CREDOC: Could modern civilization collapse?
UCL Institute of Archaeology
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom
The dynamic of the collapse of civilizations has been widely treated by historical and social sciences during the XIX and XX century in several fields like Archaeology, History and Art. It has also been a common theme in popular culture and mass media for decades. Some of the most common discussions in this subject have been, for example, the fall of the Roman Empire, the destruction of American civilizations, the crisis of ancient Rapanui society, etc.
Furthermore, the perspective of collapse has been a regular part of intellectual and artistic discussions in Western civilization. In some ways, it can be said that the notion of collapse has been an important part of the intellectual and artistic inquiry and self-representation of Western society until today, playing also a crucial role in shaping some of the most important aspects of the contemporary world like science, art, literature and mass media.
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