VAN News


March - June 2022: Colloquium organised by the Department of European Ethnology on cultural aspects of weather and meteorology (in English and German)


Special publication by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science with contributions by Eva Horn & Michael Wagreich and other VAN members.


11 May 2022, 10:00-11:30 am CEST - The monthly MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series offer a virtual space to get information about timely ocean governance...

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

27.05.2022 15:00

27 May 2022, 3:00-6:30 pm CEST

Zoom Workshop (in German)

Hosts: Eva Horn & Stephanie Langer (Vienna Anthropocene Network)


A series of three workshops on ecocritical methods in art history which will take place over 2021-2022, organised by Olga Smith & Andrew Patrizio...


Interdisciplinary online lecture series on the Anthropocene

Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm (CET & CEST), Summer Term 2022