Invitation to two book launches in March:

15 March 2012 Darrell Lewis A Wild History: Life and Death on the Victoria River Frontier Monash University Publishing – for details see: http://publishing.monash.edu.au/books/awh.html   To be launched by Professor Tom Griffiths, Director of the Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University   —————————   22 March 2012 John Strehlow The Tale of Frieda Keysser Details of the book: www.strehlow.co.uk   To be launched by Dr Mike Smith, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Historical Research National Museum of Australia   ————————————– Both events will be held in The Hall,  National Museum of Australia Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 3.30 – 4.30 pm   Please RSVP Anne.Faris@nma.gov.au for...

Conference: Anthropocene Humanities

Register now for 2012 HRC-CHCI conference on ‘Anthropocene Humanities’ in June 2012, Canberra Details: http://hrc.anu.edu.au/anthropocene_humanities...

Environmental history seminars

Upcoming environmental history seminars in the ANU School of History series Wednesdays 4.15-5.30pm: 7 March Brett Bennett, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, UWS The Decline of Ecological Liberalism and the Rise of Invasive Species in the Southwest Cape, 1890-1975 21 March  Tom Griffiths, School of History, ANU Reflections on the centenary of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Seminars are held in McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellows Road,...

New Reading

A couple of important environmental history papers in Inside Story, the online journal of ‘current affairs and culture from Australia and beyond’: Tom Griffiths reflects on the tensions between science and sovereignty in Thus Began the Australian Occupation of Antarctica. Tom’s Antarctic blog is also online with lots of great pictures. In ‘Preserved for the People for All Time’, Cameron Muir asks if ‘balance’ is the best principle for inland rivers and recounts stories from the Macquarie Marshes in 1944 to the present Murray-Darling Basin. Alessandro Antonello has reviewed the National Archives of Australia travelling exhibition ‘Traversing Antarctica’ in the latest issue...