Seminar – The Diplomacy of Krill: negotiating the exploitation of Antarctic resources in the 1970s

Alessandro Antonello, School of History, ANU School of History Seminar Series Wednesday 18 May 2011, 4.15-5.30pm, Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU In May 1980, after six years of discussions and negotiations, 15 states agreed to the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), a convention which created a structure of principles and institutions to provide for the conservation of the whole Southern Ocean ecosystem, to control its exploitation as a nascent and promising fishery, and to insist on the continuing centrality of the Antarctic Treaty and parties to that treaty in the management of Antarctic affairs. This paper explores CCAMLR’s creation in the latter half of the 1970s, especially the ways in which diplomats and scientists conceptualised issues relating to understanding and exploiting the marine living resources of the Southern Ocean, especially the Antarctic krill, Euphausia...

New Climate History Network

The new website contains announcements, links, research and teaching resources, a member directory, and shared Zotero bibliographical database. The Climate History Network is happy to receive news and ideas for the network. The website is set up using WordPress so anyone can become a contributor and addcontent. The Network is also glad to link to your websites, blogs, or project webpages. Contact Sam White if you’re interested. http://climatehistorynetwork.com/...

Desert Channels paperback launch

The paperback version of Desert Channels: The Impulse to Conserve will be launched on Tuesday 17 May in Sydney as part of the the opening of Mandy Martin’s new exhibition Wanderers in the Desert of the Real 2011 at the Australian Gallery, Paddington. Guy Abrahams of CLIMARTE will be the main speaker. (Adjunct Professor) Mandy Martin and Libby Robin will also...

Watermark Literary Muster 2011

The theme for this year’s Watermark Literary Muster is The Nature and Place of the Backyard. The event will be held on 17-21 June 2011 at Camden Haven, northern NSW coast. Registrations are now open. For details see:...