The Australia-Spain Earth Forum is a multidisciplinary seminar which will explore key planetary issues and their potential impact on our living environment, with a special focus on Australia and Spain; two distant countries with surprising commonalities and shared challenges. It follows previous SRAP Forums on Water, Air and Light, and has been organised in collaboration with the Australian National University. It is sponsored by the Spanish Embassy in Canberra, the Spain-Australia Council Foundation, the Cervantes Institute, the Areces Foundation, and the Australian Embassy in Spain.
In the opening lecture, Professor Claudio Tuniz will revise the two global migrations of the Pleistocene to Australia and to Spain and their environmental impacts. This introduction will be followed by sessions on new disciplines such as planetary health, and recent contributions in Earth sciences, with a focus on land and agriculture management. In the third session, Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht and acclaimed artist Janet Laurence will revise the cultural representation and meaning of earth and landscape. The final session will revise trends in mortality, occupation, and new methods for the analysis of complex, social and demographic factors. Participants in the Earth Forum include major researchers from Australia and Spain.
The Forum, to be celebrated on Friday 16 November 2018 at the Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre, ANU Research School of Population Health in Canberra, will provide a broad range of perspectives about Earth in nature and society.
This event is free, and open to the public.