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Poster for the Anthropocene online lecture series 2023 - featuring a photo of power lines in an anotherwise deserted landscape

Upcoming Events

Online Lecture Series "The Anthropocene" 2023

Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm (CET & CEST), starts on 7 March 2023

This summer term, we will again be hosting an interdisciplinary online lecture series with national and international speakers from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who will examine the challenges and controversies of the Anthropocene from different perspectives.

The lecture series is a cooperation of VAN, the Department of Geology and the IGCP 732 project of the University of Vienna, together with the Forum Anthropozän.

Online via Zoom (free attendance, register here)


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)


Plastics are indispensable in modern agriculture, their intensive use causing severe environmental damage. But what can be done? (article in German)


12 April 2023, 7 pm CEST - Talk by ecologist and biodiversity researcher Franz Essl at the Wiener Vorlesungen (in German, livestream available)


Researchers of the University of Vienna analyse "tipping points" that can fundamentally unsettle complex ecological and social systems (in German)

Featured Videos

 Locating Plants Workshop

Introduction by Isabel Kranz to our workshop "Locating Plants: Philosophy and Literature"

10 June 2021

Featuring talks by Heather I. Sullivan, Emanuele Coccia and Michael Marder

You can find the recorded presentations here.

 Records of Loss

Videofilm by Axel Braun

Created on behalf of the Vienna Anthropocene Network and shown at the panel discussion "Vanishing Ice" in January 2020.

The film traces the history of Austria's largest glacier, Pasterze, contraposing past and present images to record the loss of glacial landscapes over time.

Poster for the

Postponed Event

Urban Anthropocene Workshop

Please note that our "Urban Anthropocene" workshop, originally scheduled for autumn 2020, had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to welcome you in person as soon as this is possible again or to organise the workshop as a hybrid event instead.

Many thanks to everyone who has expressed their interest in participating so far, we will keep you posted and look forward to meeting you all eventually.

Check this space for news about the workshop or join our VAN mailing list which keeps you up to date about our activities and events.