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Monday 15 November 2021
The Centre for the Study of the Inland joins with the Australian Academy of the Humanities to host ‘Humanities for a Changing Climate’. The crisis of climate change demands more than scientific understanding and technical solutions. It requires us to think again about the demarcation between humans and nature, to revisit the legacies of colonialism and our fossil-fuelled industrial past and to imagine a radically different future. This three-part online event, hosted in partnership with La Trobe’s Centre for the Study of the Inland, brings together museums, music, research and creative thinking from across the environmental humanities to reflect on how our disciplines are engaging with the challenge of living with climate change and acknowledge the personal stress, the responsibility and the injustice of the Great Acceleration. This event will be co-hosted with Katie Holmes, (Director, Centre for the Study of the Inland) and will include musical interludes from the group ‘Music for a Warming World’.
Thursday 21 October 2021
Many regional centres are experiencing rapid population growth as people from capital cities move to regional areas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Moving inland: Regional migration during COVID and beyond
On 21 October 2021 the Centre hosted the webinar Moving inland: Regional migration during COVID and beyond moderated by Professor Katie Holmes.
Many regional centres are experiencing rapid population growth as people from capital cities move to regional areas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel presents perspectives from planners, local government, and economics to explore benefits and tensions for communities managing the influx of new migrants. While we look closely at the Albury-Wodonga region, the discussion will have relevance for all regions wondering what lies ahead as their populations change.
- Dr Kim Houghton, Chief Economist at the Regional Australia Institute
- Mark Dixon, CEO at City of Wodonga
- Frank Zaknich, CEO at Albury City Council
- Professor Julie Rudner, La Trobe University Bendigo