Oceanic histories: how seas shaped Australia’s past

djirali muriyira (blood whale) by Natalie Bateman

Thursday, 29th October, 2020

Author: Research Centre for Deep History

The Deep History and Science in Conversation Series created two excellent webinars, one on Pandemics, the other on The Anthropocene. If you missed them, both can be viewed via our YouTube channel (link below).

Since then, a new collaborative opportunity was recently created with the appointment of Dr Ruth Morgan to the Centre for Environmental History - the Deep conversations: history, environment, science series. This partnership aims to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss questions of history, science and the environment, and how they shed light on the global challenges we face today.

We're now delighted to announce the inaugural webinar: Oceanic histories. On our blue planet, oceans have long shaped human histories. Generations have crossed the seas, fished their depths, and navigated their currents, encountering new peoples and places on the waves and on the shores. In this Deep Conversation, we reflect on just how oceans have shaped deep human pasts and how we can recover ocean histories from the deep.

Time and date 12:00-1:30 PM, Thursday 29 October

Speakers Professor Lynette Russell, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate, Monash University Professor Patrick Nunn, University of the Sunshine Coast

Discussant: Dr Ruth Morgan, Australian National University Chair: Dr Laura Rademaker, Australian National University

Register via Eventbrite.

See our other webinars on our YouTube channel.

We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet, and pay our respect to the elders past, present, and emerging.


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