VAN News


15-17 June 2023 - The Forum Anthropocene takes an interdisciplinary approach to the question of how people can once again understand and experience...


30 May 2023, 7 pm CEST - Woraus setzt sich eine gesunde Ernährung zusammen? Wie können wir Ressourcen effizienter nutzen? Podiumsdiskussion...


A team of researchers around Alexa Färber initiated a collaborative experiment to pre-enact the reality of a "climate audit court" (article in German)

Vienna Anthropocene Network

Our 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


4 April 2023, 4-7 pm CEST - Hybrid event at Kärnten Museum with artist Kristoffer Stefan

Part of the online lecture series "The Anthropocene"


Interdisciplinary online lecture series on the Anthropocene

Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm (CET & CEST), Summer Term 2023


17 Feb 2023, 5 pm CET

Online event

New volume of Austrian Studies: "Anthropocene Austria" (Eds. Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Nicola Thomas)