2016 Forthcoming Conference:

Global Ecologies – Local Impacts

ASLEC-ANZ 2016 Conference

23-25 November, 2016 at The University of Sydney

ASLEC-ANZ, in partnership with the Sydney Environment Institute will hold its 2016 biannual conference at the University of Sydney. The theme of this conference is on global and local environmental changes and their impact in the age of the Anthropocene.

To register for the conference please visit The University of Sydney’s events page 

To download the Conference flyer please click here

To download the draft conference program please click here

Confirmed Speakers:

Joni Adamson (USA); Deborah Bird Rose (AUS); James Bradley (AUS); Elizabeth De Loughrey (USA); Iain McCalman (AUS); Jenny Newall (USA); Richard Kerridge (UK);  David Ritter (AUS); David Schlosberg (AUS); Alice TePunga Somerville (NZ); Petra Tschakert (AUS); Kirsten Wehner (AUS); John Wolseley (AUS)

The call for papers is now closed.   

ECR & Postgraduate Career Workshop: 

Postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers from any field in the Arts or Social Sciences are invited to participate in a workshop on the topic of developing a career pathway in the Environmental Humanities. Participants will have the opportunity to raise issues and research problems in discussion with a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. Please email expressions of interest and enquiries to


To download the Global Ecologies – Local Impacts please click here.


Image: Debbie Symons, Counting One to Four: Nature morte, 2015. Video still.


2014 Biannual Conference

Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions 5th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, 19-21 June 2014

Information on the 2014 conference can be found here

2012 Biannual Conference

Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in Word and Image, 4th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference in association with RMIT and Monash Universities, August 31 to September 2, 2012

Information on the 2012 conference can be found here

2010 Biannual Conference

Sounding the Earth: Music, Language, Acoustic Ecology, ASLEC-ANZ 3rd Biennial Conference, Launceston, Oct 20-22 2010

Information on the 2010 conference can be found here

2008 Biannual Conference

Cultures of Sustainability, held in collaboration with RMIT’s Art and Sustainability Research Cluster, ASLEC-ANZ 2nd Biennial Conference, Melbourne, September 27 2008
Information on the 2008 conference can be found here

2005 Biannual Conference

Be True to the Earth, ASLEC-ANZ Inaugural Biennial Conference, Monash University, March 31-April 1, 2005
Information on the 2005 conference can be found here



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