News

New AnthropoScenes project featured in the Adlershof Journal

On July 1, 2021 the new transdisciplinary science communication project ‘AnthropoScenes’ will launch. Funded by the Berlin University Alliance, the so-called ‘Experimental Laboratory’ uses theatrical formats to engage diverse publics on the topic of water in Berlin-Brandenburg. The project is coordinated by the Theater of the Anthropocene and the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) and sees water researchers from the region, including geographers from Adlershof, providing content and developing stage performances together with artists from the Theater of the Anthropocene. Critically, AnthropoScenes will be an open process, whereby scientific content will be created together with different audiences to feed into the performances and research. The project team aims to compile its findings and incorporate them into a game show format that will be presented to an international audience at the Humboldt Laboratory in 2024.

Read more

Digital Lecture with Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

On January 11th, 2021, the Centre Marc Bloch organised an online event with the environmental scientist Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker titled ‘Leider ist das Anthropozän nicht nachhaltig – Können wir das ändern?’ (Unfortunately, the Anthropocene is not sustainable – Can we change it?). Opening commentary was given by THESys Director Jörg Niewöhner and by Dr.…

Read more

European Research Council Consolidator Grants for THESys Members

The renowned Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) are awarded to top researchers who are pursuing ground-breaking projects in basic research.  THESys Members Tobias Kuemmerle and Ignacio Farías are both receiving grants for projects which explore paradigm shifts in conservation science and urban anthropology. Tobias Kuemmerle received the Consolidator Grant for the project…

Read more

IRI THESys Amongst the ‘Highly Cited Scientists 2020’

The Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate is a collection of scientists whose publications rank in the top 1% by citations for the field and year in the Web of Science. The list comprises of researchers from 21 broad fields from universities and institutions across the world. This year, eight of the Highly Cited Researchers™…

Read more

Robert Arlinghaus receives German Communicator Prize 2020

THESys Member and Leibniz- Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) Professor Robert Arlinghaus won the highest national award for science communication. Every year, the prize is awarded from the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Stifterverband to scientists who excel at communication and bridging the gap between science and society. In an official HU Press…

Read more

New Emmy-Noether research group by Nadja Klein

THESys Member Nadja Klein was granted with a Emmy-Noether research group in economics for excellent young researchers by the German research foundation (DFG). The Emmy Noether Programme gives exceptionally qualified early career researchers the chance to qualify for the post of professor at a university by leading an independent junior research group for a period…

Read more