Oceanic histories: How seas shaped Australia’s past

The Deep History and Science in Conversation Series created two excellent webinars, one on Pandemics, the other on The Anthropocene. If you missed them, both can be viewed via our YouTube channel.

Since then, a new collaborative opportunity was recently created with the appointment of Dr Ruth Morgan to the Centre for Environmental History - the Deep conversations: history, environment, science series. This partnership 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.

We're now delighted to announce the inaugural webinar: Oceanic histories. On our blue planet, oceans have long shaped human histories. Generations have crossed the seas, fished their depths, and navigated their currents, encountering new peoples and places on the waves and on the shores. In this Deep Conversation, we reflect on just how oceans have shaped deep human pasts and how we can recover ocean histories from the deep.

Time and date

12:00-1:30 PM, Thursday 29 October


  • Professor Lynette Russell, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate, Monash University
  • Professor Patrick Nunn, University of the Sunshine Coast

Discussant: Dr Ruth Morgan, Australian National University

Chair: Dr Laura Rademaker, Australian National University

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Date & time

Thu 29 Oct 2020, 12pm




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