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Upcoming Event

Workshop Series - Towards Ecocritical Art History: Methods and Practices

A series of three workshops on ecocritical methods in art history which will take place over 2021-2022.

The main objective of this series of workshops is to identify methods that will facilitate the work of art historians engaged with the issues of environmental interrelation, sustainability, and justice, across all historical periods. Rather than repeat assertions of existing theoretical positions, we wish to encourage open and forward-looking dialogues on methods and practices for all those working 'in the field'.

Register here.

 VAN News

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An ongoing, intensive debate in the geoscientific community revolves around this core question: Can the Anthropocene be formalised as a fundamentally...


1 Dec 2021, 5-6:30pm CET - Talk by Thilo Hofmann on "Nano in Plant Agriculture: Risks and Opportunities" (via Zoom)


11 Nov 2021, 7pm CET - Opening panel discussion of the OPEN MIND Festival 2021 with Katharina Hoppe and VAN co-founder Michael Wagreich (in German)


25 Oct 2021, 5pm CEST - "The Case for the Anthropocene: 20 Years Later", conversation with Jan Zalasiewicz and Eva Horn (live via APPH YouTube...


New Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on climate change taught by VAN member Thomas Glade and FGGA colleagues this semester (in German)


The monthly MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series offer a virtual space to get information about timely ocean governance issues, featuring presentations by...

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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.

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