Content Index

A map of the 1974 flood in Brisbane, Australia.

This painting by Leander Russ depicts a rescue operation during a flood in Vienna in 1847.

Through readings of the works of artist/sculptor Ilana Halperin and poet Alice Oswald, David Farrier explores the idea of Anthropocene as marked by haunted time.

Jean M. Langford explores different modes of interspecies communications at an urban parrot sanctuary, suggesting that humans can alter their interactions to ease parrots’ distress.

By theorizing the temporalities of political-economic transformations as embodied in key conservationist and educational institutions, Erin Fitz-Henry argues that we can deepen our understanding of “worlds-otherwise” and work toward clarifying the institutional conditions that mitigate their flourishing.

John Ryan examines biopoetry experiments that encoded poetry into DNA, asking if biopoetry and the encipherment process are conceptual and methodological experimentations, or if they reflect ecological consciousness and ethical imperative for life.

Les Beldo proposes thinking about nonhuman contributions to production, including those taking place at the microbiological level, as labor, and offers an ethnographic description of the lives of broiler chickens.

Denis Byrne explores the 1880s reclamation of the Elizabeth Bay in Sydney Harbour, encountering historical influences such as sandstone wall constructions, buried objects, and colonial narratives. He argues in this article that archaeology has a role to play in bringing reclamations and other aspects of the Anthropocene into view.

In Episode 44 of Nature’s Past, Sean Kheraj speaks with environmental historians who attended the 2014 Second World Congress for Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal.

Hornby draws attention to the work of Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive installations aim to increase environmental awareness, arguing that Eliasson’s environments are fully orchestrated affairs that share the technologies and efforts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ militarization of climate control.