Can environmental history save the world?

S.A. Brown, S. Dovers, J. Frawley, Andrea Gaynor, H. Goodall, G. Karskens, S. Mullins

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As a ‘genre of history’ in Australia environmental history is relatively new, emerging in the 1960s and 70sfrom encounters between history, geography and the natural sciences in the context of growing environmentalconcern and activism. Interdisciplinary in orientation, the field also exhibited an unusually highlevel of engagement with current environmental issues and organisations. In this era of national researchpriorities and debates about the role and purpose of university-based research, it therefore seemed fairto ask: ‘can environmental history save the world?’ In response, a panel of new and established researchersoffer their perspectives on issues of relevance and utility within this diverse and dynamic genre. This articlehas been peer-reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)"03.1-03.2, 03.10-03.13"
JournalHistory Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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