VAN News


25 Jan 2023, 4:30 pm CET - Speakers: Nigel Clark and Yuliya Yurchenko | Part of the IHR Partnership Seminar Series "Anthropocene Histories" (online)


18 Jan 2023, 5-6:30 pm CET - Talk by Prof Lisa Levin on "Climate Change and the Deep Sea: Science-Policy Perspectives" (online via Zoom)


The AWG has evaluated 12 candidate sites for an Anthropocene GSSP. All sites are marked by anthropogenic and geochemical changes.

VAN Mission Statement

Research for a future we want to live inThe 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.

 VAN Events

24.01.2023 11:30

24 Jan 2023, 11:30 am CET

Talk by Hannes Bergthaller (in German) - "Trisolaris, oder Chinas Weg ins Anthropozän: Liu Cixin's 'Die Drei Sonnen' als...

20.01.2023 10:00

20 January 2023, 10 am CET

Workshop (in-person, free attendance)

Speakers: Jörg Dünne (Humboldt Universität) & Olga Smith (University of Vienna)