HumanNature Series: Environmental Martyrdom and the Fate of the Forests
- Event Name
- HumanNature Series: Environmental Martyrdom and the Fate of the Forests
- 1 November 2018
- 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Address (Room): Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Environmental martyrs put their bodies and lives on the line, risking imprisonment, violence or burial in a shallow grave in the dead of night. Some activists remain anonymous, while others gain posthumous fame and power, their deaths becoming a rallying call for others to join the cause. Rob Nixon, Professor in Humanities and Environment at Princeton University and author of the award-winning Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, explores the surge in environmental martyrdom around the world over timber, water, land and mineral rights. Martyrdom is direct action in extremis, he says. But why are so many people sacrificing their lives? And what is the relationship between the fallen martyr and the felled tree?
6.00 pm: Welcome drink & refreshments.
6.30 pm: Talk and Q&A.
Admission: $16 AM member / $20 Adult / $18 Concession and tickets can be purchased through the Australian Museum website(opens in a new window).
Staff and students from Western Sydney University, the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, the University of Sydney are eligible for discounted tickets. Email our office via firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code.
This Lecture Series is jointly funded and coordinated by Western Sydney University, the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and Australian Museum.
Speakers: Professor Rob Nixon (Princeton University)
Name: Juan Francisco Salazar
School / Department: Institute for Culture and Society