Jointly funded and coordinated by Macquarie, the Sydney Environmental Humanities Lecture Series is offering $8 tickets to students.
Environmental change seems to be happening all around us, and yet voices differ over its causes and consequences. At the same time, our human activity is playing an increasingly significant role in shaping the earth and its future possibilities.
This landmark lecture series will offer a range of talks by leading international scholars in the Environmental Humanities. It will draw on insights from history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and related disciplines and explore the important roles that the humanities can play in addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our day.
This Lecture Series is jointly funded and coordinated by the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, the University of Sydney and the Australian Museum.
Macquarie students are invited along at a discounted rate of $8. In the next lecture, Gifts of Life in the Shadow of Death, Deborah Bird Rose examines the intersection of humans, animals and landscape, and the fragility of their relationship in the face of environmental crisis and loss.
Drawing on her research with Indigenous people, Rose asks: “What might it mean to understand gift giving as central to, and moving across and between, many systems of life; and what might it require of us, in this time of extinctions in which countless living forms and their possibilities for giving and receiving with others, are slipping away?”
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