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

About

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) has aimed 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.

AURA was funded by the Danish National Research Foundation from September 1, 2013 - December 31, 2018.

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.
  • Ursula Münster, Professor, Rachel Carson Center
  • Daniel Münster, Professor, University of Heidelberg
  • Kirsten Hastrup, Professor, University of Copenhagen
  • Daisuke Naito

 


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.
  • Desirée Kumpf, University of Leipzig  
  • Caitlin Morgan

Latest AURA publications

News

2018.11.07 | Lecture/talk

"Krokodillen og andre fabler om forholdet mellem menneske og natur".

Lecture by Nils Bubandt in celebration of the 90 year birthday of Aarhus University, 29. November 2018 kl 17.00-18.15

2018.11.07 | Lecture/talk

AURA Panels at Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Strong AURA presence in San José, California on 14-18 November.

2018.11.05 | Publication

AURA Working Papers vol. 3

The latest paper "A Non-secular Anthropocene: Spirits, Specters and other Nonhumans in a Time of Environmental Change" in the AURA Working Papers Series "More than Human" is now online.