Tag: australia

Watch and Act, Summer

By Susan Ballard
At first, there are only a couple of photos. The usual places: the Guardian, Instagram, Facebook. I trace the fire as it creeps down and across the Southern Highlands, through the deep gullies of the Blue Mountains, and suddenly flares across the South Coast. I keep half an eye on the glistening diamonds placed carefully by the Rural Fire Service on their Fires Near Me app.

Matter of Degrees

*Featured image: Australian bushfires from space, 2019 (CC BY SA 3.0) By Anna Pilz and Kate Wright In early January 2020, we began discussing the possibility of curating a collection of creative and intellectual work about the bushfire crisis devastating unceded Aboriginal countries in… Continue Reading “Matter of Degrees”

Uses of Environmental History: Tom Griffiths

This is the fifth in a series of posts exploring the uses of environmental history. The series has been adapted from contributions to a roundtable forum published in the first issue of the new Journal for Ecological History, edited by Renmin University’s Center for Ecological History. By Tom Griffiths Photos… Continue Reading “Uses of Environmental History: Tom Griffiths”

Making Tracks: Tom Griffiths

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Meditations of a Sputnik” by Tom Griffiths I am a “Sputnik,” born… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Tom Griffiths”

Making Tracks: Anitra Nelson

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Goolengook and Guernica” By Anitra Nelson In the Guernica of today’s universal… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Anitra Nelson”

Making Tracks: Andrea Gaynor

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “The Long Path to the Ever-present” by Andrea Gaynor In a more… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Andrea Gaynor”

Making Tracks: Ruth Morgan

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Undertaking Doctoral Studies in Environmental History Led Me to People, Places, and Subjects… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Ruth Morgan”

Lunchtime Colloquia, Summer 2015

Watch fantastic presentations from the summer semester. 

Making Tracks: Cameron Muir

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “A Place Where All But Man Is Vile, and Every Prospect Displeases” by… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Cameron Muir”

Gardening for Gardening’s Sake

Post by Jennifer Hamilton (This post is the latest in a series of reflections on Jeffrey Hou’s recent talk, “Urban Gardening as Insurgent Placemaking.” For the first piece in this series, please click here.) It “started with the park, but it has become bigger… Continue Reading “Gardening for Gardening’s Sake”