The convenors of the Australian Historical Association Conference’s Green Stream now welcome paper or panel submissions for AHA 2024 which will be hosted by Flinders University, Adelaide, on 1-4 July 2024. They seek to curate a stream that represents the significant and emerging areas of work in environmental history in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and global studies, while evaluating and exploring our own truth-telling practices.
Environmental historians employ multiple methodologies and tools, working at a diverse range of scales, to draw out new perspectives on past relationships between people and environments. Our work provides the possibility to present meaningful and sometimes challenging insights; those which allow us to question dominant, often settler colonial ideas of place, and of divisions between people/nature, past/present. Importantly, environmental histories can unearth radically uneven relationships of power, including multispecies ones. Truth telling about land and environment is both a possibility and a responsibility of our craft, contributing to discourse and action around issues including land access and rights for First Nations, resource extraction, conservation, and public and planetary health. What kinds of truths about environment are needed by those around us?
They particularly welcome papers that consider environmental history methodologies, planetary change and health, and that intersect with other historical disciplines following the success of co-badged streams in previous years. Details about a Green Stream social gathering to follow.
Proposals due by 23 February 2024.
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