Running a ‘nearly carbon neutral conference’ – Lessons from the Feral Conference

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Reflections from PERC members on the experience of hosting an online conference have been published over at the LSE Impact Blog: “While the sharing of online video is often discussed as a solution to questions of access, even as that format overcomes barriers, it introduces others. For instance, whereas access to video-making tools and software is widespread, it is far …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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PERC is very excited to announce that Arian Wallach will be giving a keynote address at the upcoming ‘Feral’ conference. Arian is the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research investigates the ecological role of large predators on biodiversity and functioning of novel ecosystems. She conducts fieldwork across the Australian arid zone, where she is researching the …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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We at PERC are most excited to announce that Mark Davis will be giving a keynote presentation at the upcoming ‘Feral‘ conference. Mark is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Biology at Macalester College, where he has been a faculty member since 1981.  His research, writings, and presentations focus on the ecology of introduced species and the field of invasion biology. Mark …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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PERC is very pleased to confirm that Fred Pearce will be delivering a keynote presentation at the upcoming ‘Feral: A Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference.’ Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London. A former news editor of the UK-based New Scientist magazine, he has been its environment consultant since 1992, reporting in that time from 87 countries. He also …

Anthropocene Campus Melbourne 2018

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Deakin University are hosting the Anthropocene Campus Melbourne between the 3rd and 6th of September, 2018. Participants take part in a range of lectures, field trips and workshops to explore the theme of the ‘elemental’.  Confirmed speakers include Karen Barad, Hannah Landecker, and Margaret Jolly. More information can be found here.

Writing Slow Disaster in the Anthropocene: A Workshop

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This upcoming workshop, to be held at Deakin University, will likely be of interest to many of PERC’s members. The writing workshop centres around discussions and writing exercises to work with the theme of ‘slow disaster in the Anthropocene.’ ‘Slow disaster’ refers to the environmental and infrastructural degradation that result from “inadequate risk assessments, industrial regulations, and the political narratives …

‘Opening the Bin’

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PERC Co-director Dr Farrelly travelled to Helsingborg, Sweden to attend the ‘Opening the Bin’ Conference. The three-day conference was well attended by social scientists and humanities waste researchers who gathered to discuss “the places, roles and trajectories as well as the meanings, practices, and vocabularies of waste in culture and society.” Dr Farrelly presented on the need for more transdisciplinary …

The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic Keynote Speaker Announcement

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PERC is pleased to announce that Professor Ian Shaw will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming conference The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic. Professor Shaw is an author, broadcaster and academic. He has worked in government science, the pharmaceuticals industry and in several universities. He rose to the dizzy administrative heights as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Science) at the University of …

That was Working With Nature

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The Working With Nature: Understanding Entanglements of Humans and Nonhumans in the Anthropocene conference organised by Nicholas Holm and Sy Taffel ran at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus on the 10th and 11th of April 2015. Over the two days we had around 28 presentations and 60 delegates which included Academics, artists and community activists from Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia and …