Seminar: Emotion and Anxiety in Environmental History

The Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network in association with the Sydney Environment Institute is excited to be hosting the seminar Emotion and Anxiety in Environmental History.

28 October 2021, 12:00-1:00pm (AEST) – Online

Hear from historians as they grapple with the emotional and psychological impacts of environmental change.

Environmental historians, like others who study and write about the environment, have long worked with the emotional and psychological impact of environmental change, including grief, anxiety, rage, and despair. What do we do with that emotion? How do we write about the psychological components of human interactions with other species? Do we experience secondary effects of the trauma so often entwined around the historical experience of the environment? In what ways does emotion separate and connect us with other species? How does time make for particular emotional tolls – or discounts – for historians?

Join a diverse panel of historians who work on drought, flood, climate change and ecological anxiety, as they discuss these themes, looking for clarity, community, and relief.

Hear from some of Australia’s most dynamic and innovative environmental historians, including Margaret Cook, Nancy Cushing, James Dunk, Andrea Gaynor, and Rebecca Jones.

Further information at the Sydney Environment Institute website.

Registrations are now open at Eventbrite.