Open-Access Publication "Anthropogenic Markers: Stratigraphy and Context" Explores Anthropocene Geology from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The MPIWG is pleased to announce the release of its open-access online publication Anthropogenic Markers: Stratigraphy and Context, which explores and contours some of the historical contexts, epistemic settings, and conceptual interventions around the ongoing work of Anthropocene geology. 

Anthropogenic Markers: Stratigraphy and Context Key Artwork by Protey Temen,

Anthropogenic Markers: Stratigraphy and Context Key Artwork by Protey Temen, © All rights reserved Protey Temen. 2022.

In seven thematic dossiers, contributions from the fields of geochemistry and paleobiology, history and science studies, artistic research, archaeology, literary studies, and anthropology reflect on selected material markers of human impacts on earthly strata. Taken together, they form a unique interdisciplinary conversation across positions and perspectives, helping to map out and expand upon the many ways of tracing the evidence that defines the onset of a human-dominated and crisis-laden epoch.  

  • Editors: Christoph Rosol and Giulia Rispoli
  • Managing Editor: Nathaniel LaCelle-Peterson 

The publication is the MPIWG's contribution to the year-long program Evidence & Experiments, through which the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and MPIWG mark their long-term collaboration with the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) that together coordinate, funds, and contextualizes the extensive endeavor of finding and defining the Anthropocene.