Thursday 6 May, 5-7 pm
Forestry Lecture Theatre
Building 48 Australian National University

Part 1:

Presentation of the National Museum of Australia Student Prize for Australian Environmental History and History of Science 2010

by John Passioura, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science and Mathew Trinca, Acting Director National Museum of Australia

Part 2:

Public Lecture: ‘Figuring the Future: Forests and the Welfare of Posterity 1500-1850’

Paul Warde
Centre for Economic History, Cambridge University and
School of History University of East Anglia

Paul Warde works on the environmental, economic and social history of early modern Europe. His interests include the use of wood as a fundamental resource in pre-industrial society; the long-term history of energy use in relation to economic, environmental and social change; and the development of institutions for regulating resources and welfare support.

His books include Ecology, Economy and State Formation in Early Modern Germany, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and (co-edited with Sverker Sörlin) Nature’s End. History and the Environment (Palgrave, 2009). Paul runs the project History and Sustainability at the Centre for History and Economics, King’s College, Cambridge. See the website

Part 3:

Drinks and nibbles with our speaker, our student prizewinner and other environmental history networkers.

Please note that the Forestry Car park is now closed because of building works.

Event sponsored by National Museum of Australia, Australian Academy of Science and the Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University.