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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.


Mon 08 Aug
09:00-15:30 | Secret Hotel, Provstskovvej 9, Bogens, 8400 Ebeltoft.
Slow seminar no. 24
Combined Slow seminar and fieldtrip to Mols


2016.07.08 | Awards

Researcher in charge Nils Bubandt appointed Professor

In connection with his professorship, Nils Bubandt is going to continue the interdisciplinary work in AURA

2016.06.28 | Media coverage

AURA researchers in Washington Post

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning and post.doc Meredith Root-Bernstein in feature article about rewilding

2016.04.28 | Media coverage

Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever

Feature article in the Guardian on the Anthropocene and the work of Anna Tsing

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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