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The Politics of Knowledge in the Anthropocene

Adam Bobbette to give a seminar talk with Barlah Rumhayati, The Politics of Knowledge in the Anthropocene, Unversitas Brawijaya

22 Feb 2019, 10.00am - 12.00pm

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Symposium: Earth and Empires

Join New Earth Histories for a symposium on the theme of empires and earth, with distinguished visitor Professor Pratik Chakrabarti, Chair in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 2.00pm - 5.15pm
Room 310, Level 3, Morven Brown Building, UNSW Kensington (map ref C20 (PDF))

Program

2.00pm Welcome
Alison Bashford, Director,
New Earth Histories Research Program

2:15pm Professor Pratik Chakrabarti, University of Manchester
‘The Other side of Tethys: Gondwana and Antipodal Earth Histories’

3:15pm Afternoon tea

3:45pm Dr Peter Hobbins, University of Sydney
'Drawn from nature: amateur museums and the knowledge trade'

4.15pm Dr Emily Kern, UNSW
'Colonial Geology and the Question of African Antiquity’

4.45pm Professor Ann McGrath, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Professor, ANU
‘The Deep Human Past: Is it actually history?’

5:15pm Close and drinks reception

Registration for this event is not required. For any questions about this event, please email: newearthhistories@unsw.edu.au


Christopher Bayly’s Remaking the Modern World

Colloquium discussion with Alison Bashford, Richard Drayton,Ruth Harris and Sujit Sivasundaram. Chaired by Saul Dubow

Alison Bashford joins Cambridge colloquium to assess C.A. Bayly's last book, Remaking the Modern Worl7 March 2019

7 March 2019

Click here to view PDF invitation (PDF) [527 Kb]


New Earth Histories Conference

This conference aims to produce a fresh and cosmopolitan history of environmental and Earth sciences, analysing the significance of geological time and multiple cosmologies for global modernity

4-6 December 2019

More info: https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/research/new-earth-histories-research-program/conference/

The call for papers is now closed.


PREVIOUS EVENTS

Politics and Volcanoes: How Geology Makes Society

Adam Bobbette lectures at the University of Hong Kong: "Politics and Volcanoes: How Geology Makes Society".

January 29th, 2019. Common Core Lounge, MB150.


Population in Histories and Ecologies of Health

Alison Bashford presents the Population in Histories and Ecologies of Health seminar at the Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus, HKU.

13 December 2018, 9.45am - 10.30am
CPD 2.58, 2/F The Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus, HKU

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Political Geology: Active Stratigraphies and the Making of Life Symposium and Book Launch

Join New Earth Histories for a symposium on the theme of political geology followed by a book launch and reception for Political Geology: Active Stratigraphies and the Making of Life (Palgrave).

Thursday 6 December 2018, 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Room 310, Level 3, Morven Brown Building, UNSW Kensington (map ref C20 (PDF))

Schedule

2.00pm Introduction
Political Geology: Active Stratigraphies and the Making of Life
Adam Bobbette (UNSW)

2:15 Session 1
Marilu Melo Zurita (UNSW)
Sinkholes, markets, three-dimensionality, Yucatan Peninsula

Elspeth Probyn (Sydney)
Fish, depth, extraction, resource epistemologies, ocean imaginaries

Matthew Johnson (UTS)
Geopower, metal, democracy, outer space, mineral sovereignty

3:45 Coffee/Tea break

4:00 Session 2
Emily Kern (UNSW)
Human origins, colonial geology, politics and paleoanthropology

Matthew Kearnes (UNSW)
Negative emissions, landscape and earth processes

David Turnbull (Melbourne)
Mounds, terps, points, territory, order

5:30 Drinks reception and book launch

For any questions about this event, please email: newearthhistories@unsw.edu.au

RSVP for this event is not required.


10 October 2018, Adam Bobbette presents his new research project, which aims to establish the first comprehensive and on-going environmental monitoring system within the Solomon Islands by working with churches, as part of Global Development Month at the UNSW Global Development Institute

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-welcome-to-adam-bobbette-registration-50468967039


4 October 2018, Alison Bashford, Adam Bobbette and Emily Kern present the New Earth Histories seminar at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

More info: https://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/new-earth-histories


26 September 2018, Alison Bashford delivers the World Maritime Day Public Lecture at the University of Tasmania, 'World History and the Tasman Sea'.

More information: http://www.utas.edu.au/arts-law-education/events/events/2018/september/world-history-and-the-tasman-sea


In May 2018, Alison Bashford delivered the Wiles Lectures at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her four-lecture series is ‘Trustees of Evolution: The Huxleys from Empire to World, 1825-1975’

More information: https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/happ/Discover/WilesLectureSeries/PastLectures/WilesLectures2018/

News

Shaping the new world, UNSW Newsroom
World-leading historian Alison Bashford has always been interested in how the past shapes our present.
Read the article: https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/social-affairs/shaping-new-world