Upcoming Environmental History events in Sydney

The following two upcoming events in Sydney may be of interest to AANZEHN members:

1. Public Lecture: Is Deep History White? 

New Earth Histories Distinguished Visitor, Prof Pratik Chakrabarti, University of Manchester, will deliver a public lecture at the State Library of New South Wales (Metcalfe Auditorium) on the 6th of April 2020. Prof Chakrabarti will explore how in the deep history of the evolution of the earth and its inhabitants resides Europe’s core, secular, rational, modern and natural self. The talk explains deep history as an intense knowledge of nature, which is inconceivable without the deep colonial exploitation of the same. It suggests that this triumph of European naturalism makes deep history white. 

The event begins at 5.30pm for a 6pm start and the lecture will be followed by refreshments in the Macquarie Room. Registration and more information at: eventbrite.com.au/e/96007502023. Or you can email us at [email protected] 

2. Panel Discussion: Is Deep History White? 

On the 7th of April UNSW will host a panel discussion in Gallery 2 of the John Niland Scientia Building. Following on from his public lecture, New Earth Histories Distinguished Visitor, Prof Pratik Chakrabarti, will be joined by a panel of scholars to discuss the whiteness of deep history, the characteristics of European naturalism, and the enchantment and disenchantment of the natural world. 

Confirmed Speakers: 

– Prof Pratik Chakrabarti, University of Manchester 

– Prof Emma Kowal, Deakin University 

– Dr Ben Silverstein, the Australian National University 

– Dr Emily Kern, UNSW 

The event begins at 9am for a 9.30am start and the discussions will be followed by a light lunch at 12.30pm. Registration and more information at eventbrite.com.au/e/96014372573. Or you can email us at [email protected]