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2019 Events

Highlights from our 2019 event program

2019 highlights

  • 15/02/2018

    HumanNature series

    In this landmark series of talks, the Australian Museum is proud to host a stellar line up of leading Australian and international scholars.
  • 02/06/2019
    Ian McCalman photo

    The Inaugural Iain McCalman Lecture

    Join the Sydney Environment Institute in celebrating the career of retiring Co-Director, and distinguished historian, Professor Iain McCalman AO, as we launch ‘The Iain McCalman Lecture’.
  • 15/02/2019

    The law is in the land

    The Law is in the Land is a mini-symposium intended to provide the opportunity for exploring and experiencing multiple ways of knowing and relating to natural environments and their governance implications.
  • 21/02/2019

    Culture, trust, and systems: local and democratic politics for the Anthropocene

    This Sydney Environment Institute and Sydney Ideas event examines a variety of ways of rethinking local politics for more sustainable and democratic ends.
  • 23/04/2019

    The Great Australian Bight workshop

    The Great Australian Bight represents one of the last remaining and most valuable pristine marine ecosystems in Australia – home to diverse marine life, aquaculture and ecotourism resources.
  • 14/05/2019
    Sunset in the ocean

    Writing the Pacific in critical and creative practice

    A workshop with Craig Santos Perez
  • 16/05/2019

    Thinking like (and for) a planet

    Join visiting scholar Professor Frank Biermann (Utrecht University), along with Professor David Schlosberg, Professor Glenda Sluga, and Associate Professor Susan Park for an interactive public panel discussion.
  • 22/05/2019

    Business making of climate change series

    Join a panel of academic experts & practitioners to discuss how businesses might move beyond inadequate approaches to environmental sustainability.
  • 19/06/2019

    Biodiversity and extinction: can we achieve justice for all?

    Climate change, resource extraction and increasing levels of extinction present unprecedented challenges. How can the humanities and social sciences help us to respond to the biodiversity crisis in a more just way, which transforms how we protect the foundations of life on our planet?
  • 08/07/2019
    Overnight get around in nature

    Culture in conversation: creating inclusive food communities

    This event is run in partnership with FoodLab Sydney, YARN Australia, and the University of Sydney Union. It is part of the Sydney Environment Institute’s NAIDOC Week celebrations and our ongoing Food [at] Sydney Series.
  • 11/07/2019

    The re-(e)mergence of nature in culture II

    This event is part of the Sydney Environment Institute’s NAIDOC Week celebrations.
  • 26/09/2019

    Mining legacies

    Join a panel of experts as they challenge Australia’s current approach to managing mining legacies, embracing ethical, economic, environmental and social perspectives in an exploration of responsible mine closure.
  • 24/10/2019
    Blue Mountains

    Unsettling ecological poetics

    A symposium and workshop sponsored by the Sydney Environment Institute in collaboration with the Visiting Indigenous Writers Program.
  • 29/10/2019

    Swimming into the blue humanities

    Join SEI in welcoming visiting scholar Professor Steve Mentz for his keynote lecture, Swimming Into the Blue Humanities.
  • 21/11/2019

    Environmental disasters symposium

    We are living in a rapidly changing world. Temperatures are rising around the globe, the frequency and intensity of weather extremes is increasing, and human and natural systems are interacting and compounding with exponential complexity and unpredictability.