Agricultural Landscapes: Perspectives from the Environmental Humanities

Earlier this week I chaired and introduced a panel at the 2015 Forum of the Council of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) in Melbourne. The panel was put together by my colleague Matthew Kearnes and I and focused on environmental humanities approaches to agricultural landscapes. We had three fabulous speakers: Lauren Rickards (RMIT University), Cameron Muir (ANU) and Aidan Davison (UTas).

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Remaking Nature, the MOOC…

Over the past few months my colleagues and I in the Environmental Humanities Program at UNSW have been developing a MOOC. For those of you not yet caught up in this global trend, a MOOC is a “massive open online course.” Basically, they’re interactive courses set up online so that people anywhere can do them.

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Im/mortality and In/finitude in the Anthropocene

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 at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It will be on from 2-4 December 2014.

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Talking about the Environmental Humanities and Hawaiian Crows

Here’s a link to a recent interview I did with Jan Oosthoek as part of the Exploring Environmental History podcast (number 58, 18 Jan 2014).

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Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

appIn celebration of the recently released cover for my new book, I’ve posted a little description of it here. The book is forthcoming with Columbia University Press in early to mid 2014.

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Living with crows

Conservation in haunted landscapes: In 2002 the last free living Hawaiian crow died. As of this time, the only surviving members/participants of this species have been required to live their lives in captivity, subjects of a long running captive breeding program. While it is hoped that one day soon they will be able to be released back into the forests of Hawaii’s Big Island, before that can happen there is much that needs to be done.

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