News & Events

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18 Oct 2022, 7 pm CEST - Welche Werte sollen und können eine ambitionierte Umweltpolitik anleiten? Podiumsdiskussion veranstaltet vom...


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


Lecture series at the University of Vienna on climate-related concepts and challenges, organised each winter term (WS 2021 recordings available)


20 Sept 2022, 6-8 pm CEST - Film screening and panel discussion on ocean digitalisation (in-person event in German & French)


7-9 Sept 2022 - This year's symposium 'Facing the biodiversity crisis' will take place at the University of Vienna Campus, putting research in and...


Is the Arctic pushed towards a "point of no return"? How severe climatic changes affect Arctic ecosystems and global warming (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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