NIELS BOHR PROFESSORSHIP & PROJECT
Discovering the Potential of Unintentional Design on Anthropogenic Landscapes

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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.

Visitors 2018

Guest Professors  

  • Jennifer Deger, James Cook University, Australia
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Andrew Mathews, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Santa Cruz.
  • Matteo Garbelotto, Project Investigator, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley.   
  • Osamu Saito, Academic Director & Programme Officer, UN University, Tokyo.
  • Lisa Curran, Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Roger and Cynthia Lang Professor in Environmental Anthropology.
  • Janet Franklin​, Distinguished Professor of Biogeography, University of California, Riverside. 
  • Pep Serra-Diaz, Post.doc, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.
  • Annik Schnitzler, Professor, University of Lorraine.

 


Visiting PhD students

  •  Kirsten Keller, visiting PhD researcher, University of Santa Cruz. June 1-August 31, 2018
  • Jun Akamine, Tokyo University. June 17-21, 2018.  
  • Toby Neilson, PhD Film Studies researcher at The University of Glasgow. May 1-30, 2018.

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Events

Wed 06 Jun
17:00-20:00 | Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).
Slow seminar no. 44
TBA
Fri 08 Jun
14:18-14:19 | TBA
PhD defense
Pierre du Plessis is defending his PhD thesis "Gathering the Kalahari: Tracking Landscapes in motion"
Mon 11 Jun
09:00-16:00 | Eduard Bierman Søauditorierne 1252, 204
Woodlands in the Anthropocene: A Conference
Public lecture organized by AURA

News

2018.05.03 | People

Visiting PhD fellow

Toby Neilson from University of Glasgow is currently visiting AURA

2018.04.17 | Publication

Special Spring Gift: Latour, Stengers, Tsing!

In a roundtable discussion entitled “Anthropologists Are Talking … about Capitalism, Ecology, Apocalypse”, Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Anna Tsing discuss questions about capitalism, environment and subjectivity in the Anthropocene with Nils Bubandt.

2018.04.17 | Media coverage

"Feral Dynamics" by Guest Editors Anna Tsing and Nils Bubandt.

Special AURA section in Journal of Ethnobiology Volume 38, Number 1, 2018