My new book, Flight Ways, is now out. You can read more about the book here. It is available for sale from all of the big online book sellers and even in the odd bookshop.
I am currently beginning work on a new 3-4 year research project focused on crows around the world. Below are a few excerpts from a recent grant application, stitched together to give a sense of my larger project and research questions. This research is funded by the Humboldt Foundation and the Australian Research Council.
Here’s a little film of some beautiful sheep on the island of Svartsö in the Stockholm archipelago in the early morning. They’re using the supporting wires of a power pole to scratch their heads and backs.
This short paper was written for a collaborative project that is working to develop a lexicon for the environmental humanities (yet to be published). It was presented at the Affective Habitus conference in Canberra in June 2014 in a panel with Cameron Muir, Eben Kirksey, Emily O’Gorman, Kate Wright, Matthew Kearnes and Tom Bristow (chaired…
I participated in this fascinating radio documentary on de-extinction and the resurrection of extinct species. The program includes a range of scientists and a little bit of historical and philosophical input. It is an engaging listen.
Please sign this petition to help protect Europe’s vultures.
I’m very excited to announce a symposium to be held in Stockholm later this year: “Im/mortality and In/finitude in the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Environmental Humanities.” The event is co-organised by Michelle Bastian (University of Edinburgh) and me and hosted by The Environmental Humanities Laboratory in the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment…
On Monday morning I appeared on a short program on the ABC Radio National program ‘Life Matters‘. We talked about extinction, conservation and ethics. You can listen to the full audio here. Image: A Distant Memory (SMITEME/flickr.com/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)