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.

Voyages and Visions – A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

Celebrate the inspirational careers of two of Australia’s most eminent historians: UNSW Scientia Professors John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell. This landmark three-day event brings together historians from all over Australia and internationally to share ground-breaking new work on empires and exploration, cross-cultural encounters, the history of science, American exceptionalism, and social and environmental visionaries.