The Art and Artifice of Prediction: A Podcast Series

Maria Christou (Curator), Lise Butler (Curator), Ruth Morgan (Curator)

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The Art and Artifice of Prediction is a podcast series which explores how the theme of prediction emerged and shaped scientific, literary-cultural, and social scientific forms of knowledge since the end of the Second World War. Over seven episodes, we talk to historians and literary scholars to find out more about why and how the Cold War period saw this rise of prediction and forecasting.

We consider the role of geopolitical anxieties, technology, institutions, the arts, and the environmental movement in shaping the appetite for prediction and in the proliferation of different visions of the future. Funded by the British Academy, the series is edited by the three principal investigators: Lise Butler (City, University London), Ruth Morgan (The Australian National University), Maria Christou (University of Manchester). A special episode is hosted byDan McAteer (University of Oxford).
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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