VAN News

01.10.2021
 

Online seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research (London), co-organised by Prof Anna Echterhölter, exploring the historical matrix of the...

20.09.2021
 

Discussion session revolving around facts, figures and policies of climate change. Following the event, a call for artists is now out (in German)

08.09.2021
 

MARIPOLDATA has now published a new Marine Biodiversity Country Dashboard which presents some of the ethnographic and bibliometric data collected by...

VAN Mission Statement

The Anthropocene presents challenges to all academic fields. As a new geochronological epoch it redefines the human relationship to the planet in ecological terms with consequences that are also historical, social, and ethical. Bringing together the humanities and the sciences, our network comprises scholars from geology, geography, the life sciences, history, philosophy, political science, literary and cultural studies, STS, anthropology and a range of area studies. Drawing on this broad interdisciplinary base, we will explore the new perspectives on nature, culture, society, and technology that the Anthropocene urgently solicits. We furthermore aim to convey an understanding of the significance of the Anthropocene to a wider audience of policy makers, teachers, journalists and the public at large.

 Anthropocene Events

01.10.2021
 

Online seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research (London), co-organised by Prof Anna Echterhölter, exploring the historical matrix of the...

29.09.2021
 

The monthly MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series offer a virtual space to get information about timely ocean governance issues, featuring presentations by...

23.09.2021
 

Workshop at the University of Vienna, 23 Sept 2021. Organized by the ERC Advanced Grant project InfraNorth.