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Video preview Anthropocene online lecture series 2023

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"The Anthropocene" Lecture Series 2023

The recordings of our Anthropocene lecture series 2023 are now online here.

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


Podcast with Alice Vadrot (Political Sciences) and Nils Güttler (History of Science) - "Das Klima zwischen Politik und Wissenschaft" (in German)


30 May 2023, 7 pm CEST - Podiumsdiskussion: Woraus setzt sich eine gesunde Ernährung zusammen? Wie können wir Ressourcen effizienter nutzen?


Climate physicist Blaž Gasparini explains recent attempts to counteract global warming by giving the planet "sun protection" (Rudolphina)


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)

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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