Deep Conversations: History, Environment, Science


Centre for Environmental History


Ruth Morgan

A partnership of the Research Centre for Deep History and the Centre for Environmental History, ANU

Deep conversations: history, environment, science series was a partnership of the ANU's Research Centre for Deep History and Centre for Environmental History. Held from 2020 to 2022, this seminar series aimed 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. Recordings of several seminars in the Deep Conversations series are available via the playlist below. We intend to continue organising seminars with a similar format in the future, so register for the Centre for Environmental History's mailing list to be notified of upcoming events. 


Past events

Deep Conversations: Animal Histories

25 Oct 2022

Animal Histories: Decentring the Human in Understanding the Past    Animals have a central role in human cultures, but it is only relatively recently that...

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Deep Conversations: Space, Data, Place

23 Aug 2022

Space, Data, Place: Digital Tools for Australia's Deep Past Digital mapping is becoming an increasingly common tool for historical research in Australia,...

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

23 May 2022

Amid a climate of crisis and ‘unprecedented times’, moments of destruction and devastation are intertwined with those of respite and renewal. By exploring...

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Deep Conversations: Restoration, Recovery, and Repair 

5 Apr 2022

Deep Conversations: Restoration, Recovery and Repair Part I: Repatriation  Amid a climate of crisis and ‘unprecedented times’, moments of destruction and...

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Telling History through Country

8 Sep 2021

How might history be told through Country? In what ways might Country speak? Country is more than the backdrop for history; it is an active participant within...

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Nuclear Histories: how the atom shapes the past.

2 Mar 2021

Australia is home to abundant uranium and thorium reserves, the radioactive heavy metals that fuel nuclear reactors, arm militaries, and contribute to the...

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Oceanic Histories

29 Oct 2020

On our blue planet, oceans have long shaped human histories. Generations have crossed the seas, fished their depths, and navigated their currents, encountering...

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