Anthropocene Working Group

August 21st, 2019

The AWG is an interdisciplinary group of geologists, Earth system scientists, historians, and scholars of law tasked with collecting stratigraphic evidence for the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch.

Fostering their long-standing cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) the international Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) joins the project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River, contributing geoscientific expertise and holding their first meeting outside of Europe (immediately prior to the Anthropocene River Campus in New Orleans). The AWG is an interdisciplinary group of geologists, Earth system scientists, historians, and scholars of law tasked with collecting stratigraphic evidence for the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch. Here we collect/present a selection of essays from members of the AWG discussing some of the crucial aspects that make the Mississippi River an icon of global Anthropocene transformations.