Throughout 2018 the Australian Museum (AM) will host HumanNature, a landmark series of talks by leading international scholars in the Environmental Humanities. They will draw on insights from history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and related disciplines and explore the important roles that the humanities can play in addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our day.
The first of these talks, Radical Histories for Uncanny Times, will be presented by Eureka Prize-winner Tom Griffiths on Feb 15. Tom will discuss the historian’s craft and its central importance in our current period of profound environmental and social change.
Exploring how Australian understandings of the past have taken shape amidst shifting cultural expectations, political imperatives, and scientific approaches, Griffiths ultimately asks: how have these historical imaginings and practices shaped our environmental possibilities?
The Australian Museum will present the HumanNature talks each month from February to October, in partnership with UNSW Sydney, Macquarie University, The University of Sydney and Western Sydney University.
Bookings and further info at Australian Museum website