Environmental Humanities Lecture Series 2019

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.

Connection and cooperation in a time of climate change

Join Aboriginal poet and novelist Tony Birch, of the Moondani Balluk Academic Centre at Victoria University, to explore the multi-layered strategic and altruistic relationships required to combat ecological destruction.

Date: 26 February 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

Dark skies and radio quiet - a politics of South African astronomy

Join Jarita Holbrook as she investigates the collision between the high science of a multi-antennae radio astronomy observatory and a small town in the Karoo Desert.

Date: 12 March 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

Is green the new white?

Join Lesley Green of the University of Cape Town, as she considers how environmentalism squares with anti-racism and social justice in the sourcing of `green’ commodities from the sands of South Africa.

Date: 30 April 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

Environmental justice and the power of the Pacific word

Experience the award-winning eco-poetry of Craig Santos Perez from the University of Hawaiʻi, as he reflects on the vital role of Pacific literature in the environmental movements of Oceania.

Date: 14 May 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

The occupied forest

Venture into the cacophonous space of the forest with Macarena Gómez-Barris of the Pratt institute, Brooklyn, as she considers its contested historical, indigenous and potentially regenerative narratives.

Date: 25 June 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

Lessons on resilience from a bamboo bridge

Katherine Gibson and Juan Francisco Salazar of Western Sydney University, explore what it might mean to live with the rhythms of nature and with each other in resilient community economies.

Date: 20 August 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

The culture and politics of ice

University of Oregon’s Mark Carey explores the fundamental role of glacial ice in global economics and politics, and within imaginative, historical and colonial narratives.

Date: 22 October 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

Armoured histories - radical remembering for the Anthropocene

Hold the past to account with Andrea Gaynor of the University of Western Australia, as she proposes `radical remembering’ to actively confront the challenges of the Anthropocene.

Date: 12 November 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum (AM)
Admission: General Admission $25 / Consession $22 / AM Member $20
Tickets: tickets can be purchased via Australian Museum(opens in a new window)

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