Doing environmental history in urgent times

Katie Holmes, Andrea Gaynor, Ruth Morgan

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The human/nature relationship is at the heart of one of the most urgent crises of our time: climate change. What does this mean for environmental historians, trained as we are to examine the culture/nature relationship, its changing temporal expressions, to challenge the binary which underpins the discipline of history itself? This article is framed as a conversation between three environmental historians as we respond to key questions about environmental history and the climate crisis. Together we ponder the skills we bring to understanding it, the stories we have found to move us forward and our thoughts about the interface between history, science and activism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-251
JournalHistory Australia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020


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