Dienstag, 19. September 2017, 09:30 - 18:00 iCal

The Anthropocene and the Humanities


Seminarraum 1, Institut für Germanistik, Hauptgebäude
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Weitere Termine

Mittwoch, 20. September 2017, 10:00 - 15:00



September 19, 2017

Seminarraum 1, Stiege 7, 1. Zwischengeschoss, Hauptgebäude


9:30 a.m. Prof. Eva Horn (Dept. of German, Vienna):

Opening remarks: Perspectives of the Humanities in the Anthropocene


10:00 a.m. Keynote: Prof. Fredrik Jonsson (Dept. of History, Chicago):

Victorian Holocene: Energy, Geology, and the Debate over the Future in 19th century Britain


11:30 a.m. Coffee break


12:00 Dr. Franz Mauelshagen (Environmental History, IASS Potsdam):

Transformative Knowledge and Planetary Politics in the Anthropocene


1:00 p.m. Lunch


2:30 p.m. Prof. Eva Horn (Dept. of German, Vienna)

Time out of joint: Timescales in the Anthropocene


3:30 p.m. Prof. Hannes Bergthaller (Dept. of English, Taichung University):

Malthusian Biopolitics, Ecological Immunity, and the Anthropocene


4:30 p.m. Coffee break


5:00 p.m. Prof. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (Dept. of East Asian Studies, Vienna): Doing Things with Numbers. Chinese Approaches to the Anthropocene.



September 20, 2017

Seminarraum 1, Stiege 7, 1. Zwischengeschoss, Hauptgebäude


10:00 a.m. Keynote Prof. Joseph Masco (Dept. of Anthropology, Chicago):

The Radioactive Anthropocene


11:30 a.m. Coffee break


12:00 Dr. Amanda Machin (Political Sciences, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen):

Agony and the Anthropos: Democratic citizenship in the Anthropocene?


1:00 Snack


1:30 p.m. Dr. Giulia Rispoli (History of Science, MPI Berlin):

The emergence of global ecology as a back channel on the Anthropocene


2:30 p.m. Closing remarks


Universität Wien / University of Chicago


Magdalena Aumayr
Institut für Germanistik
VDA Theory and Methods in the Humanities
+ 43 1 4277 42226