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Professor Nigel Clark


Lancaster University

LEC Building



Tel: +44 1524 510241

Research overview

I look at how social life is shaped and perturbed by physical forces.  The idea of the `Anthropocene’ prompts us to see human beings as geological agents. But I also want to ask how our species acquired its geological agency: what physical forces we’ve tapped into and joined up with. I’m currently looking at how humans have used fire to transform `earthy materials’  - and in the process, how we’ve shaped our social and physical worlds.  This leads on to the question of what kinds of material and social experimentation we should be considering in times of rapid climate change.

  • Forthcoming

    ‘Can we have our nature/culture dichotomy back, please?’

    Clark, N. H., Bialecki, J. & Stasch, R. 13/12/2018 (Accepted/In press) Anthropology of Enlightenment . Wardle, H. & Rapport, N. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, ( Association of Social Anthropologists Monograph Series )

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

  • Forthcoming

    Political Geologies of Magma

    Clark, N. H. 12/12/2018 (Accepted/In press) Political Geology: Active Stratigraphies and the Making of Life. Bobbette, A. & Donovan, A. (eds.). Palgrave Macmilan

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

  • Published

    Bare Life on Molten Rock

    Clark, N. H. 16/08/2018 In : SubStance. 47, 2, p. 8-22 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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