New episode of Exploring Environmental History Podcast

Incendiary Politics: Histories of Indigenous Burning and Environmental Debates in Australia and the United States

The latest episode of the Exploring Environmental History Podcast discusses the political and cultural influences of Indigenous fire use in Australia and the United States. This knowledge is often used to inform prescribed burning for fuel reduction, which has a long history in Australia but less so in the United States.

Daniel May is a PhD student at the Australian National University. On this edition of the podcast he discusses his work that explores the rhetorical strategies and political fault lines of the interest groups, past and present, attempting to influence fire prevention policy in Australia and the Unites States.

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Image: Indigenous Australians using fire to hunt kangaroos. Painting by Joseph Lycett, ca. 1817. Source: National Library of Australia.