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We are delighted to announce that VAN member Ulrike Felt has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant on the topic of "Innovation Residues"


The IPCC warns against the severe consequences of climate change. Yet governments and decision makers are slow to respond.

(Full article in German)


22 March 2022, 1 pm CET - Talk by Peter Schweitzer (VAN & Infranorth) Part of the University of Helsinki's "Down By The Water" seminar series.


The new chapter of the IPCC climate report is clear: Climate change affects the planet, biodiversity, our lives in a severe way. Lisa Schipper in her...


The University of Vienna stands with the Ukrainian people in their struggle for freedom and democracy. We pay respect to all those people in the...


23 Feb 2022, 4:30 pm CET - Speakers: Deborah Coen, Eva Horn, Richard Staley. Part of the IHR Partnership Seminar Series "Anthropocene Histories"

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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