Climate figures daily in the news, but how well do we understand the role it plays in the society and culture of this, the El Nino continent? 'Climate and Culture in Australia' will draw together speakers from a range of disciplines to examine the experience of climate and our fascination with the weather. These are fertile grounds for exploring links between such fields as history, meteorology, art, politics, literature, archaeology and economics. Join us as we trace such connections, journeying from individual lives to institutional structures, from contemporary crises to deep-time narratives, from local knowledge to global systems.
WHEN & WHERE: 25-27 September 2002, Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra.
TOPICS INCLUDE: seasons and cycles, climatic limits, El Nino, climate change, as well as the elements - sun, wind and rain.
SPEAKERS: Bill Bunbury, Daniel Connell, Tom Griffiths, Richard Grove, Clive Hamilton, Rod Home, Ian Lowe, Janet McCalman, Tony McMichael, Neville Nicholls, Libby Robin, Deborah Rose, Janis Sheldrick, Tim Sherratt, Mike Smith, and David Walker.
EVENTS: Proceedings will open with an informal evening session exploring the history of the Bureau of Meteorology - drinks, nibbles, mingling and memories. Join us also for the 'Wind and weather' dinner at the National Museum of Australia - a night of music and mystery on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
Before 31 July : $110 (full) / $60 (student)
After 31 July : $140 (full) / $80 (student)
Day registration : $80 (full) / $45 (student)
Dinner: $60 (full) / $50 (student)
Registration includes opening night drinkies, morning/afternoon teas and lunches. Plus entertaining speakers and stimulating discussion!
MORE INFORMATION: More details, including the full program, and a registration form are available on the website, or you can e-mail the address below.
ORGANISERS: as listed below
SUPPORTED BY: National Academies Forum, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian National University, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre and the National Museum of Australia.
Tom Griffiths, RSSS History, ANU. Ph: 02 6125 3345
Neville Nicholls, Bureau of Meteorology. Ph: 03 9669 4407
Libby Robin, CRES, ANU. Ph: 02 6125 5016
Tim Sherratt, RSSS History, ANU. Ph: 02 6125 4339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://ozhistory.info/weather/
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