The group Our eighth bienniel Environmental History PhD workshop, held Monday 23 May to Friday 27 May, 2016.
Libby Robin and Christof Mauch Christof Mauch’s visit, February 2016.
Annemarie, Mike, Tom and Gregg Gregg Mitman’s visit, May 2015


PhD Workshop 2014

7th Bienniel International Environmental History PhD workshop 26-30 May 2014 held at the Australian National University and National Museum of Australia.

RBG Cranbourne Environmental History Laboratory

PhD students in Environmental Humanities at the Fenner School of Environment & Society (ANU) and School of History (ANU) participated in 'Experimental Dialogues' held Saturday 15 March 2014.

Collecting the Future at AMNH

On the 2- 4 October 2013 The American Museum of Natural History hosted 'Collecting the Future', a workshop about museums, climate change, and the anthropocene. It was co-convened by the National Museum of Australia.

Future of Nature

Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, and Paul Warde launched their new book The Future of Nature at the European Society for Environmental History conference in Munich on 22 August. Gregg Mitman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) introduced the book.

Mike Smith book launch

Launch of Mike Smith\'s book \"The Archaeology of Australia\'s Deserts\" held at 3:00 pm, Friday 22 March, Friends Lounge, NMA.

Compleat Archaeologist

On Friday 8 February 2013, Dr Mike Smith AM, and other distinguished archaeologists, historians, artists and Museum staff celebrated 30 years of his work.

Mike Smith Prize 2013

The 2013 Mike Smith prize winners were Christina Dyson, Sonya Duus, and Alessandro Antonello.

Living with Fire launch

Launch of Living with Fire (CSIRO 2012) at Steels Creek, Victoria on Friday 23 November 2012.

CEH Ideas Lunch

The Centre for Environmental History meets for its annual Ideas Lunch on 2 October, 2012.

International Environmental History PhD Workshop

This biennial event has been running since 2002. It brings 16-20 doctoral students from around Australia and New Zealand and the world for an intensive one-week teaching workshop on environmental history.

The seventh workshop was held in May-June 2014.

Libby Robin posterDocumenting the Anthropocene: Historical Reflections on Global Change

International Perspectives on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences

Libby Robin

March 26, 2012
4:00pm – 5:30pm

7191 Helen C. White

Institute for Research in the Humanities
University of Wisconsin – Madison

A Burdick-Vary Lecture
Co-sponsors: Global Studies, Cultures and Histories of the Environment

Masterclasses in Environmental History and Non-Fiction Writing

The Centre for Environmental History regularly conducts masterclasses and workshops in environmental history and non-fiction writing.  Recent masterclasses have been offered by the Canadian historical geographer Graeme Wynn and the South African historian Jane Carruthers (November 2009) and the American literary scholar Rob Nixon (May 2010).

History@ANU Postgraduate Workshops

The Centre also helps to organise the annual series of Postgraduate Workshops for all students of History at ANU.  These include seminars and short courses in historical method and professional skills.  Recent events in this program have included a short course of Induction Workshops: Finding a Conceptual Framework led by Dr Nicholas Brown (April, 2010) and a seminar on History and Theory: How do you use theory in your work? (April 2010)led by Dr Stefan Sippell (Munich), Professor Donna Merwick (Melbourne), Professor Ron Adams (La Trobe) and Professor Tom Griffiths (ANU).

CASS School of History Seminar Series

The School of History in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences holds a weekly seminar series throughout the year, featuring presentations from both staff and students.  For the current program, see

For further information on the teaching of Environmental History at ANU, go to Teaching.