The Anthropocene Podcast

In case you missed our recent webinar in the Deep History and Science in Conversation Series, here’s the link to our podcast on The Anthropocene, convened by Research Centre for Deep History PhD scholars Josh Newham and Miriana Unikowski.

Speakers were Professor Alison Bashford, Professor of History and Director of the New Earth Histories Research Program at the University of New South Wales; Professor Joan Leach, Director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the ANU; Professor Will Steffen, Emeritus Professor, Fenner School of Environment & Society at the ANU; with Dr Julie Rickwood from the Research Centre for Deep History as the Discussant.

Much in the same way we study the natural sciences to understand our current and future worlds, equally, we study human history to contextualise our present predicaments, to understand how things have come to be as they are, and, perhaps, to recognise the need for change. With this in mind, the Anthropocene conversation brought together the ‘two intellectual lives’ to see what insights might be gained when considering an issue in its fullest, transdisciplinary context.