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Can environmental history save the world?

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by S Brown, S Dovers, Stephen Mullins, J Frawley, A Gaynor, H Goodall, G Karskens
As a 'genre of history' in Australia environmental history is relatively new, emerging in the 1960s and 70s from encounters between history, geography and the natural sciences in the context of growing environmental concern and activism. Interdisciplinary in orientation, the field also exhibited an unusually high level of engagement with current environmental issues and organisations. In this era of national research priorities and debates about the role and purpose of university-based research, it therefore seemed fair to ask: 'can environmental history save the world?' In response, a panel of new and established researchers offer their perspectives on issues of relevance and utility within this diverse and dynamic genre. This article has been peer-reviewed.

Funding

Category 4 - CRC Research Income

History

Volume

5

Issue

1

Start Page

3.1

End Page

3.24

Number of Pages

1.14

eISSN

1833-4881

ISSN

1449-0854

Location

Melbourne, Vic

Publisher

Monash University ePress

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

History Australia.

Exports

CQUniversity

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