AANZEHN Conference, Program and Registration – 12–15 October 2020

Environmental Histories for Recovery, Restoration, Renewal and Resistance

Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network Conference 2020

The Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network (AANZEHN) is pleased to announce the program for its Inaugural Conference, to be held through Zoom over four evenings from 12 to 15 October, 2020. 6–7pm AEDST / 8–9pm NZDT. Program below.


Please register at this external link


Monday, 12 October

Heather Goodall
(Uni. of Technology Sydney)
Invisible saltmarsh, invisible casualties
Jo Kijas
(Southern Cross Uni.)
The Tuckean Bunyip: re-imagining the dominant historical narrative of a swampscape
Emily O’Gorman
Wetlands, bird migration, and global environmental crisis
Wendy Beck
A cultural and historical landscape of upland wetlands in New England, Australia: demonstrating renewal and resilience

Tuesday 13 October

Rohan Lloyd
(James Cook Uni.)
‘Why are some people so determined to stop this drilling?’: The Royal Commission on Great Barrier Reef Petroleum Drilling 1970–74
Rebecca Jones
(State Library of NSW)
Beyond the mirage: what can Flying doctors and nurses tell us about climate change and adaptation to extreme weather?
Daniel May
Grand unified theories and beyond: critiquing Flannery, Martin and Gammage

Wednesday 14 October

Carla Pascoe Leahy
(Uni. of Melbourne)
Parenting through crisis: the impacts of fire and pandemic upon Australian family life
Parin Somari
(Gujarat Uni.)
The COVID-19 pandemic: restoration through environmental history
Robyn Gulliver
(Uni. of Queensland)
A history of resistance: the rise of civil resistance against climate change in Australia

Thursday 15 October

Alda Balthrop-Lewis
(Australian Catholic Uni.)
Thoreau and political asceticism
Janine Kitson
(Independent scholar)
Why Wirrimbirra matters
Andrea Gaynor, Keith Bradby and Danielle Bradby
(Uni. of Western Australia)
Histories of community-led land management in south-western Australia

For inquiries and further details, please contact Conference convenor, Dr Margaret Cook (mcookhistory@gmail.com).

Image: 2009 Victorian bushfires Acheron Way by Peter Campbell