Tag: anthropocene

Call for Submissions: Silent Spring Continued  

By Birgit Müller, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Katarzyna Beilin, Susanne Schmitt, Tony Weis, and Serenella Iovino The recent article by Hallmann and others about a more than 75 percent decline in the biomass of flying insects in Germany over the past 27 years has received considerable… Continue Reading “Call for Submissions: Silent Spring Continued  “

LUNCHTIME COLLOQUIA, WINTER SEMESTER 2017/2018

Climate politics, posthumanism, planetary health, ecofeminism, and much more during the 2017/2018 winter semester at the Rachel Carson Center. Would you like to keep up to date with our latest Lunchtime Colloquia? Then follow us by subscribing to our Rachel Carson Center Youtube Channel for new… Continue Reading “LUNCHTIME COLLOQUIA, WINTER SEMESTER 2017/2018”

Communicating the Climate: How to Communicate Scholarly Findings on Climate and Weather in a Controversial Time

Workshop Report (Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany, 18 August 2017) by Katrin Kleemann On 18 August 2017, the RCC hosted a workshop on the challenges and goals of communicating climate research. The workshop was organized by two RCC doctoral candidates, Jeroen Oomen and Katrin… Continue Reading “Communicating the Climate: How to Communicate Scholarly Findings on Climate and Weather in a Controversial Time”

Radical Hope: Inspiring Sustainability Transformations through Our Past

Conference Report (Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany, 3–4 July 2017) By Erika Bsumek and John Barry Hope by Vaclav Havel Hope is a state of mind, not a state of the world Either we have hope within us or we don’t. Hope is not a… Continue Reading “Radical Hope: Inspiring Sustainability Transformations through Our Past”

Student Research: Pollinators – The New Buzzword?

“Pollinator Declines: Impacts on Biodiversity and Agriculture” By Stephanye Zarama-Alvarado Think of the evolution of life. Imagine how diverse species have blossomed since Precambrian times and how they fit together to create a delicate ecological balance on our planet. Though hominids have been in the natural… Continue Reading “Student Research: Pollinators – The New Buzzword?”

LUNCHTIME COLLOQUIA, WINTER SEMESTER 2016/2017

Chinese water management, new materialism, Anthropocene, eco-acoustics and much more during the 2016/2017 winter semester at the Rachel Carson Center. Would you like to keep up to date with our latest Lunchtime Colloquia? Then follow us by subscribing to our Rachel Carson Center Youtube Channel for new… Continue Reading “LUNCHTIME COLLOQUIA, WINTER SEMESTER 2016/2017”

Snapshot: Latour de Force

*Featured image: Bruno Latour speaking at the Lunchtime Colloquium, 8 December 2016. What does it mean to be human in the Anthropocene? Put simply, we are disoriented: disoriented in space—aware that despite a united vision for the planet, no single space exists to accommodate… Continue Reading “Snapshot: Latour de Force”

Worldview: Taking the Venice Architecture Biennale as an Example

by Jeroen Oomen This post was first published on 21 November 2016 on the ENHANCE ITN website. “What is the environmental humanities?” is a question that typically pops up whenever I care to explain that ENHANCE, the doctoral training network I am part of,… Continue Reading “Worldview: Taking the Venice Architecture Biennale as an Example”

Snapshot: Our Future in the Anthropocene

On 15 September the Deutsches Museum hosted a Zukunftskongress (Future Congress) together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Club of Rome; the event brought together international visionaries, experts, and activists to discuss ways to tackle problems such as… Continue Reading “Snapshot: Our Future in the Anthropocene”

Worldview: Anthropocene: A Non-Concept?

by Amélia Polónia A concept should serve to create a common understanding between scholars, a common language to facilitate communication among disciplines. Does this apply to the term “Anthropocene”? The “Anthropocene” is without doubt a widely used term, not only among academics—from geologists, Earth… Continue Reading “Worldview: Anthropocene: A Non-Concept?”