Seminar: Prize-Winning Environmental Historians in Conversation
Thursday, 16 November 2023
2:30–3:30 pm NZ / 12:30–1:30 pm Sydney / 9:30–10:30 am Perth
The Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network invites you to attend a seminar celebrating the joint winners of its inaugural book prize. Dr Lucy Mackintosh and Ass. Prof. Emily O’Gorman will join Network convenor Alessandro Antonello to discuss their books, their research and writing practices, and the broader opportunities and challenges of doing environmental history in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia today.
Lucy Mackintosh received the award for her book Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (Bridget Williams Books, 2021), which has received multiple prizes, including the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize. She is a Senior Research Fellow, and formerly Curator of History, at Tāmaki Paenga Hira/Auckland War Memorial Museum and has worked as a public historian for over 20 years.
Emily O’Gorman received the award for her book Wetlands in a Dry Land: More-than-human Histories of Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin (University of Washington Press, 2021), which also received a Nautilus Book Award. She is associate professor and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney. Her first book was Flood Country: An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin (CSIRO Publishing, 2012).
Please register on Ticket Tailor by end of 14 November 2023.
For further information, contact Alessandro Antonello.