56 min

Emotion and Anxiety in Environmental History The SEI Podcast Series

    • Education

Environmental historians, like others who study and write about the environment, have long worked with the emotional and psychological impact of environmental change, including grief, anxiety, rage, and despair. What do we do with that emotion? How do we write about the psychological components of human interactions with other species? Hear from a diverse panel of historians who work on drought, flood, climate change and ecological anxiety, as they discuss these themes, looking for clarity, community, and relief.

This event is in partnership between the Sydney Environment Institute and the Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network (AANZEHN).

Timestamps
00:50 Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country - Andrea Gaynor
03:05 Emotional Health and Extreme Weather - Rebecca Jones
11:00 The Emotional Toll of Enduring Fires and Floods - Margaret Cook
19:20 Anger in the Coal Mining Region of the Hunter Valley - Nancy Cushing
28:40 Navigating the Boundary Between Emotion and Mental Illness - James Dunk
37:00 Projecting Present Emotions into the Past
41:30 Insanity vs. Emotional Instability
43:50 Historians and Health Workers in Collaboration
48:45 Understanding the Emotional State of the More-Than-Human
51:05 Emotional Engagement Inspires Action

Speakers
Dr Margaret Cook, University of the Sunshine Coast
Associate Professor Nancy Cushing, University of Newcastle
Dr James Dunk, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor (Chair), University of Western Australia
Dr Rebecca Jones, History Council of South Australia

This event was held via Zoom on Thursday 28 October, 2021. For more information about this event visit: https://bit.ly/3sr1tUM
Sign up to the Sydney Environment Institute's monthly newsletter to stay up to date with upcoming events and new articles published weekly: bit.ly/2VRxq7u​

Environmental historians, like others who study and write about the environment, have long worked with the emotional and psychological impact of environmental change, including grief, anxiety, rage, and despair. What do we do with that emotion? How do we write about the psychological components of human interactions with other species? Hear from a diverse panel of historians who work on drought, flood, climate change and ecological anxiety, as they discuss these themes, looking for clarity, community, and relief.

This event is in partnership between the Sydney Environment Institute and the Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network (AANZEHN).

Timestamps
00:50 Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country - Andrea Gaynor
03:05 Emotional Health and Extreme Weather - Rebecca Jones
11:00 The Emotional Toll of Enduring Fires and Floods - Margaret Cook
19:20 Anger in the Coal Mining Region of the Hunter Valley - Nancy Cushing
28:40 Navigating the Boundary Between Emotion and Mental Illness - James Dunk
37:00 Projecting Present Emotions into the Past
41:30 Insanity vs. Emotional Instability
43:50 Historians and Health Workers in Collaboration
48:45 Understanding the Emotional State of the More-Than-Human
51:05 Emotional Engagement Inspires Action

Speakers
Dr Margaret Cook, University of the Sunshine Coast
Associate Professor Nancy Cushing, University of Newcastle
Dr James Dunk, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor (Chair), University of Western Australia
Dr Rebecca Jones, History Council of South Australia

This event was held via Zoom on Thursday 28 October, 2021. For more information about this event visit: https://bit.ly/3sr1tUM
Sign up to the Sydney Environment Institute's monthly newsletter to stay up to date with upcoming events and new articles published weekly: bit.ly/2VRxq7u​

56 min

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