We were honoured to have Prof. Gregg Mitman join us at the Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University, from May 11-14, 2015.

Photos by Alex Roginski

A large crowd turned out to see the Australian premier screening of Gregg’s film, In the Shadow of Ebola at the National Museum of Australia. That evening the Centre for Environmental History hosted a special dinner in honour of Gregg. On Thursday Gregg gave a public lecture jointly presented by the Fenner School of Environment and Society and the School of History at ANU, titled ‘Forgotten Paths of Empire‘.

Read Libby Robin’s reflections on In the Shadow of Ebola on the National Museum’s People and Environment blog.

During Gregg’s Australian visit he also ran a workshop at the University of Sydney, Visualising environmental humanities and history, with Tom Griffiths and Iain McCalman.

Due to popular demand, there is to be an extra screening of In the Shadow of Ebola in the Australian National University’s John Curtin School of Medical Research on Wednesday 3 June at 12.30, Finkel Lecture Theatre, Level 2 (Room 2.006) Building 131, Australian National University (near the Vanilla Bean café).


Gregg MitmanGregg Mitman is the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

His teaching and research interests span the history of science, medicine, and the environment in the United States and the world, and reflect a commitment to environmental and social justice. His scholarship seeks to understand the ways in which political economy, cultural values and beliefs, and scientific knowledge intersect in shaping the interactions among people and environments over time.

He is the author of The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 1992), Reel Nature: America’s Romance With Wildlife on Film (Harvard University Press, 1999), Gregg Mitman, Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes (Yale University Press, 2008).