18.10.2021 | 16:00 CET The Challenge of the Anthropocene

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 16:00

18.10.2021 | 16:00 CET 

Chair: Prof Dr. Angelika Epple (Bielefeld University)


16:00 CET                 Welcome

Prof. Dr. Angelika Epple (Vice Rector for International Affairs and Diversity, Bielefeld University)

Dr. Christina Norwig (German Ministry of Education and Research / BMBF)

Prof. Dr. Olaf Kaltmeier (Director CALAS – Maria Sibylla Merian Center, Bielefeld University)


16:30- 18:00 CET      Panel: The Challenge of the Anthropocene: Dialogue with the Non-Human World

Prof. Dr. Jörn Ahrens (Collaborative Research Project "The Social Impacts of Climate Change and Sustainability Innovation in the Global South". Subproject: Development & Discourse, Gießen University)

The Anthropocene as Third Nature: Contemporary Challenges and the Disruption of Past and Future


Prof. Dr. Charlotte Wrigley-Asante (Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa - MIASA: Sustainable Governance: Environment, Democracy and Conflict Management, University of Ghana)

"Reflections on Africa and the Anthropocene: Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Rural Ghana”


Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

We are all Earthlings. Challenges for Historians in a More-than-Human World


18:15 – 19:15 CET    Interregional Dialogue

Prof. Dr. Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago) and Dr. Franz Mauelshagen (Bielefeld University)

Climate Change in the Anthropocene