Environmental Conservation, Power and Elites - HDR Student Workshop

Seminar Room D, Coombs Building, Fellows Road, ANU


How do environmental development projects intersect with power and with elite structures?

This workshop will allow students to consider how their own research considers and analyses elites and their power in environmental advocacy and the impact of their interventions on those affected by environmental policy. Prior to the workshop students will read Informal Empire: A Case Study of Siam and the Middle East, by Dr. Gregory Barton, and bring to the workshop a portion of their own work in progress.  While this article presents an historical perspective on the workshop's question all disciplines are welcome. 


How to apply:
Workshop participants must be currently enrolled in a doctorate and working in a field that engages environmental issues. Attendance will be capped at 10 participants. Comparative projects welcome.
Workshop participants should send an abstract that highlights the issue of environmental issues and power.  These will be pre-circulated to registered participants and encourage a supportive and constructive atmosphere in which definitions and arguments will be sharpened.

Expressions of interest should be submitted no later than Monday 19 Nov to:
Dr Gregory A. Barton (convener) gregory.barton@anu.edu.au or
Dr Rebecca Jones (co-convener) rebecca.Jones@anu.edu.au

Hosted by the Centre for Environmental History & the School of History

Date & time

Mon 26 Nov 2012, 10am–12pm


School of History


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