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Discovering the Potential of Unintentional Design on Anthropogenic Landscapes


The Anthropocene is a new geologic epoch, defined by unprecedented human disturbance of the earth’s ecosystems.

Applying insights and methods from anthropology, biology and philosophy Aarhus University Research on The Anthropocene (AURA) aims to open up a novel and truly trans-disciplinary field of research into the Anthropocene which is needed to understand the kinds of lives that are made and the futures that are possible in the ruined, re-wilded, and unintended landscapes of the Anthropocene.


Wed 26 Oct
15:00-17:00 | Ny Munkegade 114, Building 1540, room K33
Karen Barad writing group (AURA Lab group only)
Natalie Forssman will be sharing a chapter of her dissertation in progress.
Mon 14 Nov
15:00-17:30 | Department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114, building 1540, room K33 (basement).
Slow seminar no. 27
Fungus-farming termites, their mutualist relationships, and collective assemblages.


2016.09.22 | Awards

Anna Tsing wins Victor Turner and Gregory Bateson book prizes

Anna Tsing has won two prestigious awards in 2016 for her book "The Mushroom at the End of the World".

2016.09.06 | Media coverage

Er vi geologisk i menneskehedens tidsalder?

Nils Bubandt i P1 om den antropocæne tidsalder

2016.09.01 | Media coverage

The Epoch of the Anthropocene is geological real

Members of the Working Group on the Anthropocene have voted in favour of a ‘preliminary recommendation’ that there is sufficient evidence to formally adopt Anthropocene as an Epoch.

AURA visitors in 2016

Bruno Latour

The well-known Philosopher, Anthropologist and Sociologist of Science Bruno Latour will be visiting AURA June 2-5, 2016.

Assistant Professor Micha Rahder at Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University will be joining AURA as a guest researcher in May, 2016.

Bo Fritzbøger

Landscape geographer Kenneth Olwig (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) and Historian Bo Fritzbøger (Copenhagen University) will both be giving talks at the AURA Landscape Seminar, May 19 together with AURA core group member Jens-Christian Svenning (see events).

AUFF grants

AURA will be welcoming 6 PhD students in the Spring and Summer of 2016 on AUFF grants:

Oscar F. Reyna, PhD student, the Sociology of Development and Change Chair Group in Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Janelle M. Baker, PhD student, Anthropology Department at McGill University, Canada.

Agata Agnieszka Konczal, PhD student, the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at University of Poznań, Poland.

Xan Chacko, PhD student, the University of California, Davis.

Julia Poerting, PhD student, the Department of Human Geography at Heidelberg University,

Aviv Kruglanski, artist and PhD student at Hull University Business School.


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