VAN Events


Zoom Workshop

10 June 2021, 4:00-8:00 pm (CEST)

Hosts: Dr. Isabel Kranz & Vienna Anthropocene Network


Zoom Workshop (in German)

27 April 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm (CEST)

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


Interdisciplinary online lecture series on the Anthropocene

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm (CET), summer term 2021

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.

 VAN News


How do we humans impact the planet? Join the discussion live on Monday, 14 June 2021 at 6pm CEST, keynote by Achim Steiner (UNDP)


Interview with VAN member Patrick Sakdapolrak on the EU project HABITABLE that investigates links between climate change and migration (in German)


Austrian newspaper FALTER features a mention of our "Anthropocene" lecture series in the latest issue of FALTER.natur #10 (in German)