Stories and Seaways

How do oceans remember? What times do they record? Whose histories – and whose futures – are visible by sea-light? The Sydney Environment Institute welcomes Alice Te Punga Somerville and David Farrier, two internationally-renowned scholars, and authors, of ocean stories, for this public lecture.

Listen as speakers flow through hemispheric boundaries, incorporating southern and northern seas, to interrogate and enliven compositions of oceanic place, language, knowledge, and tradition.


00:00   Introduction and Welcome to Country – Iain McCalman
05:25   Poems and Ancestry – Alice Te Punga Somerville
32:05   Future Fossils – David Farrier


Associate Professor Alice Te Punga Somerville, University of Waikato
Dr. David Farrier, University of Edinburgh
Professor Iain McCalman (Chair), Sydney Environment Institute

This event was held in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Global Environment and Society Academy at the University of Sydney on Tuesday 12 June, 2018.

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