An Introduction to the idea and implications of the Anthropocene

“What are the novel implications of the Anthropocene? For a start, it forces us to rethink our usual temporal and spatial scales. It pushes us to think about the evolution of our planet back...

The Reef

Using the interdisciplinary methods and approaches of the environmental humanities, we are investigating the problems and futures of the Great Barrier Reef within the context of the broader oceanic issues impacting our globe including...

O’Gorman, Dr. Emily

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University PhD ANU; BA (Hons) UQ. Emily O’Gorman is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. Her research is situated at the nexus of environmental history and...

Bawaka Collective

The Bawaka Collective consists of Bawaka Country including Laklak Burarrwanga, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, Djawundil Maymuru, Sarah Wright, Sande Suchet-Pearson and Kate Lloyd. It is a Yolŋu – non-Yolŋu more-than-human research collective....

Stephen Muecke: Country and the Anthropocene

Country and the Anthropocene Stephen Muecke is Professor of Ethnography at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, where he is part of the Environmental Humanities programme. He has written extensively on Indigenous Australia,...

Deborah Bird Rose: Country and the Gift

Country and the Gift Deborah Bird Rose discusses her background, what the Anthropocene means to her (0:40) and how we should respond (1:04). She presents her paper exploring the potentials, pitfalls and problematics of...

David Christian: A Planet Changing Species

A Planet Changing Species David Christian (D.Phil. Oxford, 1974) is by training a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, but since the 1980s he has become interested in World History on very large...

Iain McCalman: Encountering the Anthropocene

Encountering the Anthropocene. The role of the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences. Professor Iain McCalman introduces the term ‘The Anthropocene’ and how it is transforming the mission of what the humanities can be. (00:38)...

Libby Robin: The End of The Environment

The End of the Environment: Apocalypse, the Anthropocene, and the Future Libby Robin is a Professor of Environmental History at ANU. She explains how Encountering the Anthropocene is a personal response to the Anthropocene...

Kate Rigby: Narrative, Ethics and Bushfire in the Anthropocene

Kate Rigby: Narrative, Ethics and Bushfire in the Anthropocene Kate Rigby is Professor of Environmental Humanities in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University and a Fellow of the Australian...