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What is an Anthropocenic object? Transdisciplinary perspectives on natural, cultural and hybrid objects

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Opening event of a series of workshops on "Anthropocenic Objects. Collecting Practices for the Age of Humans". A cooperation on material culture in the Anthropocene and the changing role of museums, archives, digital and participatory collections of the Museum für Naturkunde and Europeana  (dates: 17 February, 17 March and 14 April 2022).

First Workshop: What is an Anthropocenic Object? 

If nature and culture in the Anthropocene can no longer be considered as two independent spheres, this has an impact on today's status of objects. What new categories do we need to describe and work with objects? What does it mean for museums and other institutions if the distinction between natural and cultural heritage no longer fits? And can the observation of humans’ interaction with their objects help in better understanding the so-called Anthropocene?

Event information

Digital event via Zoom for and with interdisciplinary researchers and museum professionals, organised by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin as part of a project in collaboration with Europeana Research within the Europeana Research Grants Programme.

The workshop is centered on the exchange of theoretical and practical perspectives and joint reflection. Invited speakers are asked to bring an object (or its digital representation) that can be described as an Anthropocenic object from their point of view.

  • Programme: The complete programme can be found here:
  • Registration: Please register for the workshop here until 15:00 on February 15th.
  • The workshop will be held via Zoom and will not be recorded.

Further information

An event of the Access, Innovation, Networking project in the framework of the Future Plan, the Innovation in Public Engagement unit and the Towards the Collection of the Anthropocene project of the Museum of Natural History Berlin – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, funded by and in cooperation with Europeana Research Grant Programme 2021.