New Earth Histories Conference CFP 

6-8 December 2019, Sydney  This conference aims to produce a fresh and cosmopolitan history of environmental and Earth sciences, analysing the significance of geological time and multiple cosmologies for global modernity. One of the most fascinating elements in a conventional history of geology is its intricate connection to theology; to complex eighteenth and nineteenth-century doctrinal Read more …

Environment, Society, and the Making of the Modern World

The history and legacy of the UN Conference on the Human Environment. In 1972 the Swedish government took the initiative in organising what proved to be a landmark event – the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The approach of the 50th anniversary of this conference offers a timely opportunity to consider the role of international Read more …

Global Ecologies – Local Impacts

The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture, Australia & New Zealand (ASLEC) in collaboration with the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) will explore interdisciplinary work within the Environmental Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia on the Anthropocene theme of global and local environmental changes and impacts. Speakers include Deborah Read more …

Workshop: ‘Figuring Worlds: Engaging the Environmental Humanities’

This workshop will focus on four precirculated papers by two international visitors: Professor Joni Adamson (ASU) and Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA). Working across oceanic and desert landscapes, they explore the legacies and ongoing realities of colonialism and diverse forms of environmental destruction. The workshop will begin with two invited responses to these readings from Professor Read more …

Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History

The National Museum of Australia and the Australian Academy of Science invite submissions for the 2017 biennial Mike Smith Student Prize for the History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History. The deadline for submissions is 9:00 am Tuesday 4 October 2016. Further information.