About

The Australian Environmental Humanities Hub is a central site for the gathering, dissemination and coordination of news and events in this emerging field. Universities with research/teaching in the Environmental Humanities are represented in the hub by a single contact who helps to ensure the flow of information and coordinate local activities where necessary.

This Hub was established in 2014 in an effort to consolidate the considerable intellectual momentum in the Environmental Humanities in this country. Over the past several decades Australian scholars have played a significant role in the emergence and shaping of many of the environmental subfields in the humanities. In addition, we have played a leadership role in interdisciplinary ecological or environmental humanities scholarship, working to bring relevant humanities disciplines into dialogue with each other, the natural and social sciences, and wider communities. The aim of this Hub is to document and facilitate this work into the future.

 

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

 

Marco Armiero (Sweden (+ Italy))

James Beattie (NZ)

Hannes Bergthaller (Taiwan)

Jane Carruthers (South Africa)

Patrick Degeorges (France)

Christof Mauch (Germany)

Brigid Hains (Aeon Magazine – New York, San Francisco, London and Melbourne)

Donna Haraway (US)

Ursula Heise (US)

Agnes Kneitz (China)

Satoshi Murayama (Japan)

Rob Nixon (US)

Jennifer Newell (US, AMNH)

Jose Augusto Padua (Brazil)

Gísli Pálsson (Iceland)

Ulrike Plath (Estonia)

Paul Warde (UK)

Verena Winiwarter (Austria)

Graeme Wynn (Canada)

 

Photography

The photos used in the design of this site – such as on the homepage and in the titles of pages – are by Australian/Swiss artist Alison Pouliot. Alison is an ecologist, environmental photographer and PhD scholar at the Australian National University. Her research addresses perceptions of fungi in environmental history and biodiversity conservation. She spends much of her time getting to know the fungi of Victoria’s forests. Alison’s website