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Oceanic histories: how seas shaped Australia’s past

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On our blue planet, oceans have long shaped human histories. Generations have crossed the seas, fished their depths, and navigated their currents, encountering new peoples and places on the waves and on the shores. In this Deep Conversation, we reflect on just how oceans have shaped deep human pasts and how we can recover ocean histories from the deep.

Speakers: Professor Lynette Russell, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate, Monash University and Professor Patrick Nunn, University of the Sunshine Coast

Discussant: Dr Ruth Morgan, Australian National University

Chair: Dr Laura Rademaker, Australian National University

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Two hours prior to the event, a webinar link will be emailed out to all attendees registered via Eventbrite.

Deep conversations: history, environment, science is a partnership of the Research Centre for Deep History and Centre for Environmental History. The conversations series aims to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss questions of history, science and the environment, and how they shed light on the global challenges we face today.

For more information contact the convenors: laura.rademaker@anu.edu.au or ruth.morgan@anu.edu.au.

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