A fire-ravaged scene at Steels Creek from the February 2009 Black Saturday fires
A fire-ravaged scene at Steels Creek from the February 2009 Black Saturday fires. Courtesy Moira Fahy.
Forgotten Kingdom article
Alison Pouliot's cover story in the Spring 2014 issue of Wildlife Australia.
Senior students participate in an Indigenous Cultural Program at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Photo by Janusz Molinski.
Senior students participate in an Indigenous Cultural Program at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Photo: Janusz Molinski.

Afterburn free screening tour

A fire-ravaged scene at Steels Creek from the February 2009 Black Saturday fires

“Afterburn, In the Tiger’s Jaws” follows the stories of three families over three years in one small Victorian community in the aftermath of 2009’s devastating Black Saturday bushfires.   ‘Afterburn’ is […]

International Research Award in Global History 2015

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The Universities of Heidelberg, Basel and Sydney have announced the International Research Award in Global History, to be awarded for the first time in 2015. The award is endowed with […]

A Forgotten Kingdom by Alison Pouliot

Forgotten Kingdom article

Ecologically industrious and alluringly diverse, Australia’s puffballs, earthstars, jellies, agarics and their mycelial kin merit your attention. The Centre for Environmental History’s Alison Pouliot ponders our bonds with the mighty fungus […]

Libby Robin interviewed on Estonian national TV

Arm in Arm. Image by Troy David Johnston

Libby Robin visited the new National Museum of Estonia under construction on 3 September, to talk about the People and Environment gallery being developed there by the museum team in […]

New book – The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History

broken promise of agricultural progress cover

by Cameron MuirThis book tells the story of how Australians have tried to grow food and fibre, and conserve the environment, with all the violence and courage that marked this […]

Exploring Environmental History through Botanic Gardens

Senior students participate in an Indigenous Cultural Program at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Photo by Janusz Molinski.

How can Victoria’s rich botanical heritage support student exploration of the natural world and society through Environmental History? Sharon Willoughby explores this question in an article for Agora, the quarterly journal […]

Collaboration and Methods: Behind the Scenes in Researching the Long History of Drought Assistance in Australia

Dried up water ways, North Eastern Australia

School of History Seminar Series Wednesday 6 August 2014, 4:15-5:30pm McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Rebecca Jones, Karen Downing and Blake Singley will pull the curtain on their recent forays into […]

Swiss Centre for Environmental Humanities inaugural symposium and summer school

Tree rings. Image: Alison Pouilot

In June 2014 the new Swiss Centre for Environmental Humanities held its inaugural symposium and summer school at the Botanical Gardens in Zürich. The Centre for Environmental History’s Alison Pouilot reports […]

ICEHO Bulletin, from incoming President Libby Robin

Aquarelle: Guimarães - Portugal. Photo by Guy Moll

At the World Congress of Environmental History conference in Portugal in July, Jane Carruthers retired as President of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO), and Libby Robin was […]

Public Lecture: In a Big Country: Size and Canadian Identity

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Wednesday 28 May 4.15-5.30pm McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellows Road, ANU Like Australia, Canada is known for being big. But whereas there are extensive literatures examining how Northernness, wilderness, and […]