Culture, Nature, Climate: Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment

Indigenous Studies is multidisciplinary in the truest sense of the term and does not seek to separate “Culture, Nature and Climate,” but sees them as integral, interwoven features of existence. Professor Bronwyn Carlson FAHA, in her 2021 Academy Lecture, reflects on tens of thousands of years of experience, observation and application, and the value that Indigenous knowledge holds for the survival of the global ecosystems on which biodiversity depends. Bronwyn argues that our current environmental crisis demands a more radical response.

About the Lecture Series

Every year the Academy invites a Fellow to deliver the annual Academy Lecture, with the expectation that each new Academy President will deliver one during their term of office. The long list of lectures that have been presented is in itself a potted history of the Fellowship, and richly displays the breadth and depth of their scholarship.

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.