VAN News


15-16 June 2023 - International workshop, organised by Anna Echterhölter and Marco Vianna Franco

Abstracts due until 30 March 2023


Klimarechnungshof is an initiative by researchers, climate scientists and activists in Austria that calls for effective actions against climate...


What is the environmental impact of modern medicine? How does the excessive production and use of medication affect planetary health? (in German)

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


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

Part of the online lecture series "Aspects of 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)