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Anthropocene Exhibition

The Rachel Carson Center, together with the Deutsches Museum, is pleased to announce the extension of its special exhibition “Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands.” Located at the Deutsches Museum, the exhibition opened on 5 December 2014 and will now run until 30 September 2016.

The idea of the Anthropocene poses a new geologic era based on the consequences of human agency in nature. Through a wide range of displays and events, the exhibition provides an opportunity to engage and interact with this concept.

RCC News

Applications are now being accepted for the Rachel Carson Center's 2016–17 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. Read more about the fellowships or visit the application portal. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016.

The fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars from around the world who are working in environmental history and related disciplines. Applicants' research and writing should pertain to questions of the interrelationship between environmental and social changes, and in particular the reasons—social, political, cultural, and environmental—behind these transformations.


Carson Alumni Fellowships

Through its Carson Alumni Fellowships, the Society of Fellows offers several funding opportunities for both individual and collaborative projects.

The fellowships are intended to provide RCC Society of Fellows members with more time to work on a research project after their initial RCC fellowships. Learn more about Carson Alumni Fellowships and how to apply. The deadline for the current round of applications is 31 January 2016.

RCC Publications

RCC Perspectives has a new look! We have rebranded the journal to reflect the Rachel Carson Center's focus on "Transformations in Environment and Society." As always, it is dedicated to publishing accessibly written pieces that inspire new perspectives on humanity and the wider world and address questions about the interrelationship between environmental and social changes.

All issues are available online and free of charge. Check out our most recent issue or visit the Perspectives page on the Environment & Society Portal to learn more about the series.