Science and Sensibility: Interdisciplinary Conversations between environment-taiao & culture

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies & The Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture (Australia & New Zealand) presents

Science and Sensibility: Interdisciplinary Conversations between environment-taiao & culture

Ralph Chapman, Director, Graduate Programme in Environmental Studies, is author of numerous publications on resilient urban futures, and on climate change, most recently the 2015 BWB Text Time of Useful Consciousness: Acting Urgently on Climate Change.

Kate Hunter Associate Professor of History has co-authored Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War, with Kirstie Ross (Te Papa Press, 2014) and Hunting: A New Zealand History, Random House).

As Stout Memorial Fellow 2015/16, Gregory O’Brien is currently writing a book about the environment and the imagination. With architect Nick Bevin, he recently edited a study of John Scott’s greatest building, Futuna Chapel, which is to be published by VUP in June. His latest poetry book, Whale Years (AUP, 2015) charts his travels through the South Pacific Ocean between 2011 and 2014, while his exhibition, Ode to an Abandoned Whaling Station, shows at Bowen Gallery March 14-April 9.

Te Kawa ā Māui senior lecturer Ocean Merciers key focus is at the interface between Māori and Western science. A physicist, Ocean is the presenter of Māori Television’s Project Mātauranga.

Rebecca Priestly is Senior Lecturer in the Science in Society Group. She writes the Science column for the Listener and is author of Mad on Radium. Rebecca is the editor, most recently, of Dispatches from Continent Seven: an Anthology of Antarctic Science (Awa Press 2016), a new collection of writing with work by Antarctic explorers and scientists.

Chaired by Charles Dawson, Vice-President (NZ) of ASLEC-ANZ.

The Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture (Australia & New Zealand) fosters scholarly and creative work that explores the relationship between human culture, natural history & global ecologies, and promotes the environmental humanities in Australia and New Zealand. The April event promotes ASLEC-ANZ’s 2016 Biennial (with the Sydney Environment Institute), Nov 23-25. CFP closes May 1. Please read more at www.aslec-anz.asn.au.

Date:              Wednesday 20 April 2016

Venue:            The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn

Time:              Noon to 1.30pm – Brown Bag Lunch

 

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