The Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network (AANZEHN) recently conducted its annual business meeting on the sidelines of the Australian Historical Association annual conference in Geelong.
The meeting was led by the Network convenor, Associate Professor Emily O’Gorman, who provided an overview of the Network’s activities in the past year.
Notable highlights included:
- New postgraduate representatives, with Taylor Coyne (UNSW) and Amanda Wells (Uni. Newcastle) sharing the role
- The refresh of the website and Network logo
- The creation of the new biennial prizes to be awarded by the Network (including the awarding of the Network’s inaugural Public Environmental History Prize)
- Successful “Green Streams” at the annual conferences of the Australian Historical Association (UNSW in November 2021, and Deaking in July 2022) – with thanks to Margaret Cook and Julie McIntyre
- Several events at the ASEH Environmental History Week, including: Roundtable on New Environmental Histories of Water Ecologies; book launch of Heather Goodall’s Georges River Blues; and a social research catch-up.
- A joint seminar with the Sydney Environment Institute, “Emotion and Anxiety in Environmental History“