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Upcoming conferences

The Anthropocene in Museums: Reflections, Projections and Imaginings
Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, 3-4 December 2015
Museum scholars, curators and other practitioners from around the world present critical conversations, workshops and media on the intersections of museums and their involvement in the Anthropocene.

Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Burning Issues of Our Hot Planet
Friday November 27, 2015 in Ljulbjana, Slovenia
Organized by the EASA Applied AnthropologyNetwork along with other organizations

"Activism, Art and Atolls:Communicating the Oceanic Anthropocene"
Dr Jenny Newell presents a public lecture
3 December, 2015. 18:00–19:30, Alter Seminarraum

Arts and Science of the Anthropocene
Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, Paris, France
October 22,23, 2015 

World Symposium on Climate Change Adaption 
Manchester, United Kingdom
September 2-4, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden
October 5-7, 2015 

  • will focus on transformations to sustainability; the challenge of solving problems in the Anthropocene and creating conditions for good lives for people, today and in the future, while strengthening Earth's life support system.

Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
Twelfth International Conference
Portland State University, Portland, USA
January 21-23, 2016

Mo'na: Our Pasts Before Us
22nd Pacific History Association Conference 
Guam, Mariana Islands
May 19-21, 2016 

Anthropology, Weather, and Climate Change
British Museum
May 27-29, 2016 

Recent Conferences

European Society for Oceanists  
Brussels, Belgium 
June 24-27, 2015

  • includes several sessions around climate change in the Pacific, and will probably include a theater performance, Moana, about the cultural impacts of climate change

21st International Symposium on Society and Resource Management 
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
June 13-18, 2015

Climate Change in Culture Conference
University of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Convention Centre in Charlottetown, Canada 
May 28-31, 2015

Museums, Coastlines, and the Sea
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich 
May 20-22, 2015

2015 Pacific Climate Change Roundtable (PCCR)
Apia, Samoa
May 11-13, 2015

2015 Dialogue Forums: Climate, poverty, catastrophes - Save the World! 
Munich Re Foundation
Munich, Bavaria (Freistaat Bayern), Germany
February 24, March 3, April 14, May 6, 2015

Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene Conference
University of Iowa March 5-8, 2015
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Arctic Frontiers 2015: Climate and Energy
Ninth Arctic Frontiers Conference
Tromsø, Norway January 18-23, 2015

Conference on Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability
Eleventh International Conference
Scandic Copenhagen Hotel, Copenhagen January 21-23, 2015

Anthropocene Slam
Nelson Institute / Center for Culture, History and Environment,
University of Wisconsin-Madison November 8-10, 2014

 XIX: Environing Exhibits: Science, Technology and Museums in the Anthropocene 
Deutsches Museum Munich
October 26-28, 2014

The Third International Conference for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Apia, Samoa.
September 1-4, 2014
Pre-conference programing: August 28-30

Curating the Anthropocene
Conference session, American Historical Association
Washington, DC January 2-4, 2014
Chair: Jim Fleming
Speakers: Smithsonian, and Jenny Newell, American Museum of Natural History

Collecting the Future
International workshop, American Museum of Natural History
New York October 2-3, 2013
Convenors: Kirsten Wehner, Libby Robin, Jenny Newell, Jacklyn Lacey


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