Culture, Nature, Climate: Humanities & the Environmental Crisis

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Climate change and biodiversity decline pose a major threat to humanity. Join us for our 52nd Annual Academy Symposium as we examine the unique role of humanities and the arts in addressing these critical issues.​

Image: Warming Stripes for Australia from 1901–2019, Ed Hawkins, University of Reading

The connected crises of climate change and biodiversity decline pose a multitude of threats to humanity. With the scale of the challenge demanding both the attention and collaborative endeavour of experts across the research sector, the 52nd Annual Symposium will examine the insights and solutions the humanities and arts can bring to these critical issues.

The Symposium will showcase ideas from established and emerging scholars from many disciplines – not only from the field of environmental humanities but also researchers with expertise in ethics, justice, emotions, ethical technology, art and design, cross-cultural analysis and linguistics whose work offers a new lens on the social and cultural dimensions of the climate crisis. Speakers will also consider how the humanities disciplines might need to adapt to be more effective in a volatile world where the category ‘human’ is being re-examined in the context of the Anthropocene and the ‘more-than-human’.

Sessions & registrations

Our Symposium is open to all – bringing together a large cross-section of Fellows, scholars, early-career researchers and representatives from government, education, peak bodies, industry, media and the community.

All sessions will be held over Zoom and registration is required to gain access to each separate session.

About our annual Symposia

The future isn’t just about automation and artificial intelligence — a truly human future requires communities, sustainability, ethics, diversity and more. Our annual conference series brings together leading thinkers from the humanities, and the broader creative and cultural sectors, to discuss issues of vital importance to our future.

Explore the rich history of our annual Symposia.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.