I’m co-convening an environmental history symposium with Ruth Morgan, Christof Mauch, Cameron Muir and Alessandro Antonello in Sydney from 11-13 February 2016. The symposium is a partnerships between four Australian universities and the Rachel Carson Centre, LMU, Munich. Think about submitting a paper!
Symposium call for papers
Foreign Bodies, Intimate Ecologies: Transformations in Environmental History
11-13 February, 2016
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Environmental history has experienced significant transformations in recent years, driven by a new sense of urgency created by contemporary environmental crises and greater degrees of interdisciplinary engagement. This international symposium engages with these recent trends and transformations that all point towards the need for environmental historians (and those in related fields) to cross established boundaries: temporal, geographical, cultural and disciplinary. It seeks to bring together new research from all periods and regions that address three related themes: borders, space and scale; conflict and contestation; and methods and interdisciplinarity.
Dr Vinita Damodaran (University of Sussex, UK)
Prof. Tom Griffiths (The Australian National University)
Dr Dolly Jørgensen (Luleå Technical University, Sweden)
Dr Emily O’Gorman (Macquarie University), Dr Ruth Morgan (Monash University), Prof. Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center), Dr Cameron Muir (The Australian National University), Dr Alessandro Antonello (University of Oregon)
This symposium is a partnership between the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU, Munich, Germany; Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney, Australia; Centre for Environmental History, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; and Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
See website for more details: http://www.foreignbodiesintimateecologies.net/