This ARC-funded Discovery Project (2010-12) into the environmental and political history of Australia’s involvement in the Antarctic Treaty System involves the ANU, the University of Tasmania and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). The project aims to document and assess Australia’s significant record of achievement in the ATS during a period of commemoration and review (2010-12) that promises to be crucial in the history and future of the Treaty. Australia will host the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in 2012.
Researchers: Tom Griffiths, Marcus Haward (University of Tasmania), Marie Kawaja (Research Associate, ANU) and Alessandro Antonello (PhD student, ANU).
For further information on the Centre’s work on the history of Antarctica, see:
- Tom’s Griffiths’ address to the Australian Academy of Science celebrating the centenary of Douglas Mawson’s voyage to Antarctica. Broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Science Show. Listen to the audio.
- ‘A Humanist on Thin Ice: Science and Humanities, People and Climate Change’, Griffith Review, no. 29, August 2010.
- Tom Griffiths, Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica (UNSW Press, Sydney, 2007) http://www.unswpress.com.au/isbn/0868409723.htm
- Tom Griffiths talks to Chris Gondek about writing Slicing the Silence (2007)
- Slow TV Public lecture by Tom Griffiths in 2009 on The Intriguing History of Antarctic Civilisation
- ‘The Cultural Challenge of Antarctica’, The Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 4 October 2007, broadcast on Radio National ‘Hindsight’, 4 November 2007
- ‘Honeymoon on Ice: Love in a Cold Climate’, Presentation to the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Katoomba, May 2007, broadcast on Radio National ‘Big Ideas’, 30 December 2007