Workshop – All history is history of the present: The craft of environmental history now

The Centre for the Study of the Inland (La Trobe University), the Centre for Environmental History (ANU) and the Planetary Health Humanities project (University of Sydney) are pleased to announce a workshop for environmental historians at all career stages to critically consider how we practice our discipline responsibly in a time of planetary ecological crisis.

This workshop is intended to help us think through the challenges and opportunities currently facing environmental history. We will consider the political implications of our practice, our role as participant-observers, and our responsibilities to the communities and places within which we work. Gathering in Adelaide after the 2024 conference of the Australian Historical Association, the informal workshop will consist of panel discussions, roundtable conversations, and spaces for individual reflection.

Convened by Lilian Pearce (La Trobe University), Ruth Morgan (Australian National University) and James Dunk (University of Sydney).

Date: Friday 5th July 9am – 4pm
Venue: Flinders University City Campus, Adelaide, Room TBC
Cost: Workshop and catering will be provided free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation fees. A small pool of funding will be made available to assist HDRs with travel expenses.

Places for this event are limited. Please click here to submit an EOI by Friday 12th April. Participants will be selected to facilitate representation across career stage and research interests and notified by Friday 19th April.

Any queries can be directed to Lilian Pearce: