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.

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

Canada

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 […]

Professor Tom Griffiths to launch new CRC in Australian History at Federation University, Ballarat

Southern Cross

The place where ‘the Australian Flag’ first flew in defiance against government tyranny will this month see the launch of a new Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History.  In the […]

Environmental History PhD Workshop 2014

Canberra by Tim Riley

Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University, Canberra 26–30 May, 2014 Are you writing a PhD in some aspect of environmental history? The Centre for Environmental History at the AustralianNationalUniversity […]

The Future of Nature wins prize

Future of Nature books

The Future of Nature (Libby Robin, Paul Warde and Sverker Sörlin eds., Yale UP) has won best Anthology in the 2013 New England Book Festival in the United States. Libby […]

Collecting the Future at AMNH

AMNH Group shot

How can museums contribute to building communities capable of engaging and responding to global climate change? How can museums use their collections, interpretations and traditions of encouraging debate to help […]