UCL Anthropocene



All the latest news, media appearances and achievements from those involved with UCL Anthropocene.

May 2022

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity co-authored by David Wengrow (UCL Institute of Archaeology), with the late David Graeber, has been shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2022. David Wengrow will discuss ideas from his book in two special events with UCL Anthropocene and the IAS on June 15 (panel discussion with Sonya Atalay, Luiz Costa, Paul Gilroy, Benedetta Rossi, and David Wengrow, chaired by Alpa Shah) and June 16 (a conversation with Amitav Ghosh and David Wengrow)

April 2022

The Chemical Exposures workshop will take place in June, with a keynote opening lecture from Michelle Murphy (University of Toronto) on Thursday June 9th.

March 2022

Call for papers: UCL Anthropocene, together with SHS Health, Mind and Society, is requesting contributions to the Chemical Exposures workshop in June. Please see here for more information on how to propose a paper, conversation or interactive session. Deadline: April 22nd, 2022

October 2021

UCL Anthropocene launches new COP26 blog series, with members across History, Archaeology, Geography, Science and Technology Studies, Anthropology, Art and more answer the question of: 'What should be happening at COP26 and beyond?'

UCL Professor of Comparative Archaeology David Wengrow, co-author of The Dawn of Everything with David Graeber, writes 'Humanity is not trapped in a deadly game with the Earth – there are ways out' in the Observer as COP26 gets underway

June 2021

UCL’s Archaeology South-East launches SHS Dean’s Fund supported project PalaeoLondon, to bring the deep past of London alive for school children and the wider communities

Prof. Andrew Barry co-authors 'A new public health order: engineering vaccine equity' in KCL's series of essays on how we can Build Back Better Together

UCL Anthropocene, the Sarah Parker Remond Centre, Institute of Advanced studies and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Kings, will run a two-day workshop on Engineering Global Vaccine Equity

May 2021

Edward Christie (History of Art) reflects on the Cultural Ecology series as it comes to a close after eight events

Dr Simon Turner (Geography) appears on the Guardian podcast to discuss: ‘Have we entered the Anthropocene – a new epoch in Earth’s history?’

Prof. Mark Maslin (Geography) publishes How to Save Our Planet: The Facts

April 2021

Dr Sahra Gibbon (Anthropology) and Dr Jennie Gamlin (Institute for Global Health) granted Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award for their project on Embodied Inequalities of the Anthropocene

Prof Dorian Fuller (Archaeology) publishes 'People have shaped most of terrestrial nature for at least 12,000 years' in PNAS

September 2020

Artist Simon Faithfull launches new exhibition 'Memories From The Future' at Galerie Polaris in Paris.

August 2020

The online Objects of the Misanthropocene exhibition is now live with Dean Sully on the Curatorial Team.

July 2020

Prof. Andrew Barry publishes 'Unsustainable transition? Hydropower and the post-Covid recovery in Georgia' in openDemocracy

May 2020

Dr. Jerome Lewis publishes 'How "Sustainable" Development Ravaged the Congo Basin' in Scientific American journal. 

UCL Medical Anthropology launches 'Co-existing with Covid-19: Moving into the Post-Pandemic World with the Social Sciences' blog series.

April 2020

UCL launches 'Coronavirus: The Whole Story' podcast series.

Institute of Advanced Studies launches 'Life in the Time of Coronavirus' podcast series.

Prof. Katherine Homewood publishes 'Women, Wellbeing and Wildlife Management Areas' in the Journal of Peasant Studies.

March 2020

UCL Medical Anthropology launches 'Consciously Quarantined' blog series.

January 2020

Dr. Colin Sterling publishes 'Critical Heritage and the Posthumanities: Problems and Prospects' in International Journal of Heritage Studies.