Environmental Humanities Lecture Series 2018

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. Held at the Australian Museum, this lecture series will offer a range of talks by leading international scholars in Environmental Humanities and explore important roles that the humanities can play in addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our day.

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(opens in a new window) for your discount code.

Feminist Botany for the Age of Man

Join Professor Catriona Sandilands of York University in Toronto, Canada as she explores a feminist approach to our complex and fascinating relationship with plants.

Date: 12 July 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: $16 AM member / $20 Adult / $18 Concession
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window).

American Dreaming is Indigenous Elimination

University of Alberta's Professor Kim TallBear reviews the narratives of nature that have been central to building and maintaining US empire, portraying Natives as the less-evolved children of nature in need of elimination through massacre or assimilation.

Date: 23 August 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Admission: $16 AM member / $20 Adult / $18 Concession
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window).

Dark Emu

Take a new look at Australia’s past, through ground-breaking research by Bruce Pascoe, award-winning author of Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?, that reconsiders perceptions of pre-colonial Indigenous Australia.

Date: 18 October 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Admission: $16 AM member / $20 Adult / $18 Concession
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window).

Environmental Martyrdom and the Fate of the Forests

Princeton Professor Rob Nixon investigates why growing numbers of environmental activists are risking their freedom and lives to protect the environment.

Date: 1 November 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Admission: $16 AM member / $20 Adult / $18 Concession
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window).

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