Press Release 039/2021

Lecture Series Discussing the Influence of Humans on the Global Ecosystem

The Colloquium Fundamentale at KIT dedicates live stream lectures to the Age of Human Life on Earth
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The Colloquium Fundamentale focuses on humans and their influence on the ecosystem. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)

What traces does humankind leave on our planet? In the Summer Term 2021, the Colloquium Fundamentale entitled “Anthropozän. Die ökologische Frage und der Mensch, der sie stellt” (Anthropocene. The ecological question and the humans asking it) will deal with literary, artistic, and cultural aspects of the ecological debate. With the lecture “Natur – Mensch – Technik. Die Herausforderungen des Anthropozäns” (The challenges of the anthropocene in the field of tension between nature, humans, and technology), cultural and literary scholar Professor Eva Horn will open the lecture series of the ZAK | Center for Cultural and General Studies at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. on the ZAK YouTube channel at

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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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