Environmental Exchanges Seminar – Rohan Howitt

On Wednesday 27 September 2023, 12:30-1:45pm, Dr Rohan Howitt will give the ANU Centre for Environmental History’s next Environmental Exchanges seminar, entitled ‘Oil from Penguins: Mentalities of Extraction in the Southern Ocean World, 1889-1933’.

Rohan will explore two overlapping processes of extraction in the Southern Ocean World: the extraction of oil from penguins on Macquarie Island and the wider mentality of extraction that both animated the penguin oilers’ schemes and shaped visions for the island’s future. The paper argues that the history of penguin oil provides an entry point for understanding how extraction has shaped human interactions with the Southern Ocean World.

For more details on this seminar, and to register your attendance, click here!