Environmental History Week HDR Showcase

Camel in silhouette
Camel in silhouette, courtesy Unsplash

Call for Papers

Environmental History Week HDR Showcase

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University, and Monash University, Clayton Campus


The United Nations has designated the year 2024 as the International Year of the Camelid. Individuals of this hardy family are renowned for their ability to thrive in harsh environments. They offer many points of comparison to HDR students working in environmental history in the Anthropocene. Both crave socialisation, both trudge through inhospitable terrain with a Sisyphean determination, both endure hardships with a tempered stoicism.

With ambitions of lightening the load on the camel’s back, we are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for an upcoming showcase aimed at MA and PhD candidates currently working in environmental history. The showcase—as distinct from a typical conference—encourages papers not exceeding ten minutes in duration, and drawing from an aspect of the presenter’s current area of inquiry, to be followed by a lively Q&A.

We are pleased to invite proposals for ten-minute individual papers for this upcoming HDR showcase, taking place in-person at Monash University’s Clayton Campus and at the Australian National University, and online via Zoom. Submissions are due on Monday 8 April 2024, and successful applicants will be notified no later than 12 April 2024.

We warmly welcome contributions from students presently enrolled in MA and PhD courses working across the field of environmental history, broadly defined. Submissions from Early Career Researchers, and recent graduates working beyond the academy are also strongly encouraged.

Please note that this showcase will be held in a hybrid format, with Zoom details to be made available closer to the event.


All submissions should include an abstract of about 200 words and an author bio of less than 100 words. All proposals will be reviewed by the showcase conveners, Harrison Croft, Dr Rohan Howitt and Assoc. Prof. Ruth Morgan. They should be addressed to the conveners (see below) with the subject line: “[your name], 2024 Environmental History Week Showcase Submission”.

Questions should be directed to ruth.morgan@anu.edu.au or harrison.croft@monash.edu

We look forward to your submissions!

Date & time

Wed 24 Apr 2024, 9am–6pm


Online (virtual); ANU & Monash campuses


Centre for Environmental History


Ruth Morgan


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