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Upcoming Events

Blurry Bodies – Blurry Selves: Corporeality in the Anthropocene

WORKSHOP - 5 June 2024, 10 am - 7 pm CEST

The interdisciplinary workshop will explore the interplay between bodies, landscapes, and large-scale earthly transformations in literature, culture, and theory. In this way, we seek to examine the contemporary clash of scales as an ongoing negotiation of blurry bodies continuously changing into novel, yet to be theorized forms.

Hybrid event: in-person at the University of Vienna & online via Zoom

More information on our event page.


Interdisciplinary lecture series at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen organised by the Panel on Planetary Thinking from Oct 2023 - Jan 2024


19-20 Oct 2023 - Anthropocene Conference for Interdisciplinary Crossovers in Knowledge Development at University of Wrocław (PL)


10 Oct 2023, 6 pm CEST - Panel Discussion (in German) at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, organised by Forschungsverbund Umwelt und Klima


Conference "The Aesthetics of Geopower: Imagining Planetary Histories and Hegemonies" (4-5 April 2024)

CfP open until 15 Oct 2023


In September, we visited our colleagues at NICHE (Ca’ Foscari University Venice) to network and plan future collaborative projects.


Rudolphina article by environmental geoscientist Thilo Hofmann on the role of plastic in modern agriculture and its impact on our planet.

Featured Videos

 "Sympoiesis as Natural Technicity: The Allegory of the Lichen"

Keynote by Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech University)

25 January 2024 - Presented at our workshop "Making Kin"

Hosted by the Vienna Anthropocene Network (FWF-Projekt „Landschaft, Leben, Form. Die Poetik des Anthropozäns“)

 "Making Kin with Microbes? The Microbiome in the Posthuman Novel (Elisabeth Klar's 'Es gibt uns')"

Talk by Nicole Sütterlin (Harvard University)

25 January 2024 - Presented at our workshop "Making Kin"

Hosted by the Vienna Anthropocene Network

 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.