October 7th, 2018
I’ll be giving a talk on Friday 19 October as part of the Quite Frankly conference, 17 – 19 October 2018, at the University Club of UWA. Further information on the conference is available here. Specifically I’ll be talking about the history of movement for our species, from a movement-rich big history, to the rise of metropolitan, sedentary bodies in eighteenth century Europe, to the mostly inactive and sometimes gym-bound body of the Anthropocene era. I’ll be putting forward barefoot, cross-country running as a way of rewilding ourselves. Hope to see you there.
July 17th, 2018
This Thursday evening I’ll be giving a talk about what we modern Westerners can learn from hunter-gatherer societies, and about the cultural history of our attempts to rewild ourselves.
Register for the event here. The talk goes from 6-7pm and I’ll stick around for questions afterwards. Hope to see you there.
Also the following week I’ll be talking about the intersection of hunter-gather conceptions of home and portrayals of our belonging on the earth in modern literature. That’s at 9am, Friday, 27 July, St. Catherine’s College, UWA, as part of the Limina Home conference.
February 26th, 2018
I’ll be presenting a paper at the following conference in July 2018. It will be looking at the theme of aspirations for home ownership from the perspective of Big History. Hope to see you there.