Deep Conversations: Restoration, Recovery and Repair, Part II: Rehabilitation

New growth emerging after a bushfire
Photo by Matt Palmer via Unsplash,

Amid a climate of crisis and ‘unprecedented times’, moments of destruction and devastation are intertwined with those of respite and renewal. By exploring these moments—their mechanisms and tensions—scholars can produce new insights into our past, present and potential futures. 


In Part II of this deep conversation, join Dr Nicholas Hoare, Dr Scott McKinnon, and Dr Annick Thomassin as they reflect on the practice, meaning and significance of rehabilitation, and its significance for communities, histories, institutions, and ecologies.  



  • Dr Nicholas Hoare, Pacific History Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

  • Dr Scott McKinnon, PERL Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS), School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong

  • Dr Annick Thomassin, Research Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU


About Deep Conversations:

Deep Conversations: History, Environment, Science is a partnership of the Research Centre for Deep History and Centre for Environmental History. The seminar series 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. 

Date & time

Mon 23 May 2022, 12–1.30pm


Room 2.52, RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT, 2601


Centre for Environmental History


Dr Rohan Howitt


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