CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
History and the Anthropocene
Alison Bashford asks whether indigenous history has inclined Australian historians towards deep time and large scales.
- ‘The Anthropocene is Modern History: Reflections on Climate and Australian Deep Time’, Australian Historical Studies, 44, 3 (2013): 341-349.
Climate and Ecology in the Twentieth Century
Ecology offered a new language and scientific system within which people and place were conceptually integrated, but not always with the politics we might expect.
- ‘Anticolonial Climates: Physiology, Ecology, and Global Population, 1920s-1950s’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 86,4 (2012): 596-626.
- Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014)
Alison Bashford and David Armitage lead a team of historians in a fresh assessment of the Pacific Ocean and its history.
- David Armitage and Alison Bashford (eds), Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014).
Alison Bashford, David Armitage and Sujit Sivasundaram are founding editors of the new series Cambridge Oceanic Histories (Cambridge University Press).