AEGIS: Art + Ecologies
This research network currently has 96 members, a mix of independent and affiliated environmental arts and humanities scholars from RMIT, other Australian universities and international institutions. Its members’ research activity in this field: exhibitions, seminars, fieldwork, conference papers and academic research publications has enabled it to establish high-profile links with other groups and organisations in the field.
Established at RMIT in 2006, in 2008 AEGIS led the School of Art’s first conference Cultures of Sustainability, which was followed by a regular program of exhibitions, seminars and publications, attracting a dedicated following of researchers in the arts, humanities and natural sciences. In 2012 several members of AEGIS collaborated with artists and writers in Shanghai and Tokyo on an ARC Linkage Project Spatial Dialogues: http://spatialdialogues.net/home/
In 2019, AEGIS joined forces with CAST to facilitate shared interests and expand collaborative potential in research. It aims to bring researchers and postgraduate students at RMIT together with external AEGIS associates to further research on how the arts & humanities are responding to challenges to resilient global ecosystems.
Jones, O, Rigby, K. & Williams, L. (2020)‘Everyday Ecocide, Toxic Dwelling, and the Inability to Mourn: A Speculative Response to Geographies of Extinction’ Environmental Humanities 12:1, 388-405
Associate Professor Linda WilliamsWilliams’ research is focused on the interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities and studies in human-animal relations, particularly in how histories of the longue durée continue to shape present day issues of climate change and mass species extinction.
Williams has delivered over 20 invited keynotes and many invited research papers at several universities and public venues across Australia, in England, Ireland, Scotland, the United States, Mexico, Japan, China and New Zealand. Her research in cultural history and theory investigates the ontological status of the nonhuman world in human history; European histories of emotions; processes of globalisation and the connections between cultural history and science. She also has a particular interest in 17th century studies. Williams is an active member of numerous academic editorial boards, peer-reviews articles for many journals and is a regular examiner for the ARC. She led the international ARC Linkage Project Spatial Dialogues, and has also curated several major international exhibitions.
She frequently examines doctorates (both thesis and project-based), teaches cultural history and theory at RMIT, and currently lectures in cultural theory to Higher Degree by Research candidates.
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RMIT University, Building 6, level 4, Room 12.+61 3 9925 2369 email@example.comRecent research publications: https://rmit.academia.edu/LindaWilliamsStaff Profile: https://art.rmit.edu.au/people/associate-professor-linda-williams/
Associate Professor Dominic RedfernAssociate Professor Dominic Redfern is an artist and academic whose creative research addresses the relationship between natural and social histories. Over the last several years Dominic has worked often around urban waterways where he uses studies of plants, insects, microbes and human detritus to examine often overlooked elements of the environment that can tell us important things about how we are enmeshed within ecosystems. Across his career his work has been supported by all three levels of government in Australia from various municipalities on up to the Australian Research Council as well the Australia Council for the Arts and state arts funding bodies. Dominic has a long history with RMIT, managing undergraduate and post-graduate programs as well as studio areas whilst maintaining a focus on his passion for teaching and the supervision of research firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Clarke Angela SingerAnne Bevan Ashley Kerr Belinda Wilson Bernie Jenny Bill Fox Cameron Robbins Carol Freeman Catherine Clover Catherine van Wilgenburg Cathy Greenfield Chris Hudson Clare McCracken Colleen Boyle David Stephenson Deb Verhoeven Debbie Symons Dominic Redfern Emma Lindsay Felicity Spear Felix Wilson Fleur Summers Freya Mathews Genichi IDE 井出 玄Giovanni Aloi Guy Morel Harry Nankin Heather Hesterman Irene Barberis Jan hendrik brueggemeier Jazmina Cininas Jazmine Targett Jen Rae Jennifer Lade Jessie Boylan Joachim FroeseJodi Newcombe Josh Wodak Karen Carter Kate James Kate Rigby Keith Armstrong Kit Wise Kristen Sharp Kumi Kato Lesley Duxbury
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