Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Anthropocene: Ecology, Crisis, Future

online course
when 18 January 2021 - 29 January 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 750

The Anthropocene - or Human Age - is a proposed geological and cultural epoch, marked by wide scale human intervention on our planet. But what are the costs of such 'dominance' for our common future, and for the future of all forms of life on Earth? How do these tensions implicate us all, as well as the corporations, governments, and entities that drastically impact our environment? This graduate level winter programme will bring together diverse participants from a variety of fields from across the world, and is the ideal opportunity to broaden your (academic and professional) network.

Course leader

Dr. Nadina Galle

Target group

This graduate level online course and workshop will bring together students and professionals interested in the Anthropocene from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Motivated 3rd and 4th year Bachelor students with special interest in these topics are also welcome to apply. This online programme is therefore an ideal opportunity to meet people from across the world working on similar projects, broadening our community of researchers in this field and thereby various comprehensions of the Anthropocene.

Course aim

This online programme is designed to investigate a series of interwoven topics that help to understand the Anthropocene: a complex term and reality that is the direct outcome of increased human intervention in our environment. Participants will be given the opportunity to collaborate in interactive seminar sessions led by the Academic Director, as well as the chance to hear expert guest lectures on the topic, and discuss the topics at hand.

The ultimate goal of this winter course is not only to investigate some of the many facets of the Anthropocene, but also to begin to build a community of passionate researchers and professionals around the world who will be the experts of tomorrow in this increasingly important interdisciplinary field.

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition fee includes:
All course readings and materials
Access to the digital library at the UvA
Welcome and wrap-up sessions
Both live and pre-recorded lectures
Access to the digital learning environment
Individual feedback from our instructors on all course assignments
An official transcript or certificate of participation