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 14 Nov
17:00-19:30 | Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1451, 515.
Slow seminar no. 48
How can sponges be imagined in the Anthropocene?
Mon 26 Nov
10:00-17:00 | TBA
Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene: Curiosity, Collaboration, and Critical Description in the Study of Co-species Worlds
A Node Conference. Aarhus University - in conversation with other nodes.

News

2018.09.24 | Publication

Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations

Volume co-edited by Heather Swanson out now

2018.05.04 | PhD defence

AURA PhD defense

Pierre du Plessis successfully defended his PhD thesis on June 8, 2018

2018.05.03 | People

Visiting PhD fellow

Toby Neilson from University of Glasgow is currently visiting AURA