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Andrea Gaynor on "Entangled Histories: Nature and Modernity in Australia"

Lunchtime Colloquium

07.05.2015 12:00  – 14:00 

Location: Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG), Leopoldstr. 11, 1st Floor

Andrea Gaynor (University of Western Australia) will present on "Entangled Histories: Nature and Modernity in Australia."

Nature and culture are inseparable: the world is produced by myriad entanglements of the things and processes that were/are distinguished within modernity as ‘cultural’ and ‘natural’. This understanding calls for new histories that explore not only the nature of those entanglements, but also how and why ‘the modern constitution’ that defined and separated the realms of nature and culture was reproduced in different contexts, and with what consequences. This talk will outline a project that looks at these entanglements in the Australian context, here demonstrated using the example of a national park in the southwest of the continent.

The Lunchtime Colloquium is free and open to the public.

Snacks are served at 12:00; the lecture starts at 12:30.

For more information on the Lunchtime Colloquium series, please click here.