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The Centre for Environmental History encourages scholarship and debate about the distinctive character of Australian environmental historiography.  Is there a distinctive style to environmental history as pursued in Australia?  What are some of the home-grown traditions of nature writing and environmental analysis?

For examples of work in this field, see:

Libby Robin, ‘Seasons and Nomads: Reflections on Bioregionalism in Australia’ in Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotfelty and Karla Armbruster (eds.) The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology, and Place, Georgia FL, University of Georgia Press, 2012, pp 278-294.

Libby Robin and Tom Griffiths, ‘Environmental History in Australasia’, Environment and History, vol. 10, no. 4, 2004, pp. 439-74

Tom Griffiths, ‘The Humanities and an Environmentally Sustainable Australia’, Australian Humanities Review, Issue 43, December 2007

Tom Griffiths, ‘Discovering Hancock: The Journey to Monaro’, Journal of Australian Studies, no. 62, 1999, pp. 171-81 and 257-9