Iain McCalman

Professor Iain McCalman

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1996
  • Section(s): History, Cultural And Communication Studies


Professor Iain McCalman is an author, historian and social scientist and a highly respected and award-winning professor of history and the humanities at the University of Sydney. He has published numerous books and journal articles. His latest book, The Reef A Passionate History, from Captain Cook to Climate Change was published in Australia and the USA. Beyond his research, he has been an historical consultant and narrator for the BBC, ABC and other TV and film documentaries. His interest areas are the history of western environmental and cultural crises; scientific voyaging, ethnography and environmentalism and is currently the co-director at the Sydney Environment Institute.

Acknowledgement of Country

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