Centre for Environmental History website

The Centre for Environmental History at ANU has launched its website: http://ceh.environmentalhistory-au-nz.org/ The website introduces some of the people, partnerships, research, teaching, publications and events currently associated with the...

New environmental history: Pictures of Time Beneath

Pictures of Time Beneath: Science, Heritage and the Uses of the Deep Past by Kirsty Douglas Pictures of Time Beneath examines three celebrated heritage landscapes: Adelaide‚Äôs Hallett Cove, Lake Callabonna in the far north of South Australia, and the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region of New South Wales. It offers philosophical insights into significant issues of heritage management, our relationship with Australian landscapes, and an original perspective on our understanding of place, time, nation and science. Launched at National Museum of Australia 22 June 2010 by Tom Griffiths. Tom Griffiths’ Speech (PDF) Kirsty Douglas is a heritage specialist with a background in geology and history. She has been an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University and completed her PhD in history at the same institution in 2004. More details:...

Gippsland Environments and Human Interaction: Past, Present and Future

Monash University, Gippsland Campus and the Centre for Gippsland Studies present Gippsland Environments and Human Interaction: Past, Present and Future Date: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October 2010 Venue: Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria This academic and community conference examines the ways in which the people of Gippsland respond to and interact with the Gippsland environment. The conference addresses themes such as Aboriginal Gippsland, exploration and settlement, pioneer pastoralism and farming, Gippsland landscapes through history, fishing, water management and coastal management, industrialization and mining, forestry and the use of natural resources, heritage management, fire management, Gippsland flora and fauna, current agriculture and pastoralism, politicization of the environment, re-creation and perceptions of ‘wilderness’, and portraying the environment. Papers, presentations, artwork, posters, panel discussions and cultural performances are sought from community members and academics across a range of disciplines. Please forward proposals or abstracts to cgs.conference@monash.edu from early July. Submission deadline: 4 August 2010. Further information and registration details available from early...