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Eugenio Luciano

Eugenio Luciano, MA

Doctoral candidate


Eugenio Luciano obtained his bachelor's degree in philosophy at University of Rome La Sapienza with a thesis focusing on ontologies of the human being within the Western philosophical tradition. He completed an MA in environment and natural resources at the University of Iceland, working on the theory of the Anthropocene between natural, social, and human sciences. He is currently working on his PhD project under supervision of Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler and Prof. Dr. Melanie Arndt. His research investigates the Anthropocene as a boundary object in scientific literature during its early scientific phase (2000-2009).

Dissertation project: The Anthropocene Hypothesis: Birth and Epistemology



  • "The Anthropocene Hypothesis: Revisiting the Relationship between History and the Geosciences." Presentation held at the Forschungskolloquium für Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Umweltgeschichte of the University of Freiburg. Freiburg am Breisgau. January 28, 2021.
  • "The Anthropocene and Climate Change." Paper presented at "Everything changes: climate, society, landscapes in historical perspective." Tyumen, Russia. November 13, 2020.
  • "The Anthropocene in its Early Scientific Phase (2000-2009): Objects and Objectives." Paper presented at "ESEH 2019: Boundaries in/of Environmental History." Tallinn, Estonia. August 22, 2019.
  • "Can We Envision a Greentopia in the Anthropocene?" Paper presented at "Greentopia: Ideas, Concepts and Institutional Proposals." Vienna, Austria. October 12, 2019.
  • "Going Too Far: an Epistemological Account of the Differences between Skepticism and Denialism." Paper presented at "Political Ecologies of the Far Right." Lund, Sweden. November 16, 2019.

Courses (University of Freiburg)

  • SoSe 2020
    Übung: Theories and Methods in the History and Philosophy of Science: A Practical Introduction