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Poster for the NEHT Workshop 2022 - white text on background image that shows the Turkish city Bursa, with logos of partners and co-organisers at the bottom

Upcoming Event

Third NEHT Workshop 2022 - The Anthropocene: From Empire to Nation-States

The workshop, organised by the Professor of Turkish Studies at the University of Vienna, will bring together scholars of Ottoman and post-Ottoman environmental history, whose research interests converge around the concept of the Anthropocene.

8-10 September 2022, University of Vienna

Keynote by John McNeill (Georgetown University) - "Building the Anthropocene: A Global Environmental History of Industrialization, 1780—1920"

More information here.


VAN members Michael Wagreich and Kira Lappé explain the Anthropocene debate and the challenges of formalising a new geological epoch (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.

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