Killian Quigley (Sydney) and Margaret Cohen (Stanford) eds. Senses of the Submarine: The Undersea in Western Culture (accepted, Routledge Environmental Humanities)

Anthony McMichael with Alistair Woodward and Cameron Muir. Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Cameron Muir, Shadow Places of the Anthropocene (in prep)

Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin and Kirsten Wehner eds. Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change (Routledge Environmental Humanities), Abingdon, UK, Routledge, 2017. 298pp.
Contributors include project team members and partners Iain McCalman, Leah Lui-Chivizhe, George Main and Daniel Oakman.

Paul Warde, Libby Robin and Sverker Sörlin, The Environment: The History of an Idea, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (forthcoming 2018)

Kirsten Wehner, Jenny Newell and Cameron Muir eds, Making the Future (in prep).

Josh Wodak, Human Assisted Evolution: Are We Remaking Nature in Order to Save It? (in prep)


Refereed journal articles

Kendal, Dave, Libby Robin, Anna Wilson, Cameron Muir, Lilian M. Pearce, Sharon Willoughby, Ian Lunt, ‘Led up the Garden Path? Weeds, conservation rhetoric and environmental management’, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 24:3, pp. 228-241, DOI: 10.1080/14486563.2017.1300954 Online 13 March 2017

Muir, Cameron. “Fifty Shades of Shadow Places: A Photographic Essay.” In Visions of Australia: Environments in History, edited by Christof Mauch, Ruth Morgan and Emily O’Gorman. RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society (2017): 107–13.

Robin, Libby with Stephen Boyden, ‘Telling the Bionarrative: A Museum of Environmental Ideas’, Historical Records of Australian Science 29, no. 2 (2018): pp A-O Published online: 14 June 2018 (15pp)

Robin, Libby, “Environmental Humanities and Climate Change: Understanding Humans Geologically and Other Life Forms Ethically”, WIREs Climate Change 9 no.1, (2018): 9:e499. doi: 10.1002/wcc.499 (18 pp)

Robin, Libby with Max Day, ‘Changing Ideas about the Environment in Australia: Learning from Stockholm’. Historical Records of Australian Science 28, no. 1 (2017): 37—49.

Warde, Paul, Libby Robin and Sverker Sörlin, “Stratigraphy for the Renaissance: Questions of expertise for ‘the environment’ and ‘the Anthropocene’”. Anthropocene Review 4, no. 3 (2017): 246–258. DOI: 10.1177/2053019617738803

Wilson, Anna, David Wilson, and Libby Robin, “The Ought-Ecology of Ferals: An Emerging Dialogue in Invasion Biology and Animal Studies” Australian Zoologist 39, no. 1, (2018): 85-102,

Wodak, Josh with Anna Åberg, Hugo Almeida, and Jens Kirstein, “Around the World in 143 Days: Times at the Scale of the Anthropocene.” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 5, no. 1 (2018): 39-70 (special issue on ‘Social Media in the Anthropocene’).

Wodak, Josh. “If a Seed Falls in a Forest: Sounding out Seedbanks to Sonify Climate Change.” Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts 3, no. 1 (2018) (special issue on ‘Art & Herbarium’).

Wodak, Josh. “Environmental Art as Remedial Action: From Meditating on to Mediating in Earth’s Energy Imbalance.” Transformations: Journal of Media, Culture and Technology 30 (2017): 1-18. (special issue on ‘Concepts for Action in the Environmental Arts’).

Wodak, Josh. “Shifting Baselines: Conveying Climate Change in Popular Music.” Environmental Communication 12, no. 1 (2017) (special issue on ‘Environmental Themes in Popular Narratives’).

Wodak, Josh. “The Arts of Energy: Between Hoping for the Stars and Despairing in the Detritus.” Humanities 5, no. 2 (2016): 1-21 (special issue on ‘Energy use and the Humanities’).


Chapters (refereed) in books

Mart, Michelle, and Cameron Muir. “The Manual Pesticide Spray Pump.” In Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene, (eds Gregg Mitman, Marco Armiero and Robert Emmett), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Muir, Cameron. “Commentary, Special Session: Landscape Organization.” In Landscape Changes and Resource Utilization in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History, (eds. Ts’ui-jung Liu, Andrea Janku and David Pietz), UK: Routledge, 2018 (forthcoming)

Newell, Jennifer, Libby Robin and Kirsten Wehner, ‘Curating connections in a climate changed world’ in Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin and Kirsten Wehner eds. Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change, Abingdon UK: Routledge, 2017, 1—17.

Robin, Libby ‘From the Environment to the Anthropocene: A History of Changing Expertise 1948-2018’, in Manuel Rivera, Anna Barbara Sum and Frank Trentmann (eds) Work in Progress. Economy and Environment at the hands of Experts (forthcoming, accepted 16 Jan 2018)

Robin, Libby ‘Anthropocene Cabinets of Curiosity: Objects of Strange Change’ in Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene, (eds. Gregg Mitman, Marco Armiero and Robert Emmett), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Robin, Libby ‘Domestication in a Post-Industrial World’ in The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, (eds. Ursula Heise, Jon Christensen and Michelle Niemann), London and New York: Routledge, 2017, 46—56.

Robin, Libby, ‘A history of global ideas about environmental justice’. In Lukasiewicz, Anna, Stephen Dovers, Libby Robin, Jennifer McKay, Steven Schilizzi and Sonia Graham (eds.) Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 13—25.

Robin, Libby, Dag Avango, Luke Keogh, Nina Möllers and Helmuth Trischler, ‘Displaying the Anthropocene In and Beyond Museums’, in Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin and Kirsten Wehner eds. Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change; Abingdon UK: Routledge, 2017, 252—266.

Robin, Libby ‘The view from off-centre: Sweden and Australia in the imaginative discourse of the Anthropocene’ chapter 5 in Head L, Saltzman S, Setten G and Stenseke M (eds) Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: Scandinavian and Australian Perspectives on Landscapes and Peoples, London and New York: Routledge, 2017, 76—92.

Wodak, Josh. ‘Let me take you down: Sensing Species Extinction in Popular Music’, in Margaret Cohen and Killian Quigley (eds.) Senses of the Submarine, London: Routledge/Earthscan, (forthcoming 2018).

Wodak, Josh. ‘When Water Meets Oil: Rupturing Rhetoric and Reality in Energy Policy and Climate Science’, in Heather Graves and David Beard (eds.) The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century: Government, Corporate and Activist Discourses, London: Routledge, (forthcoming 2018).

Wodak, Josh. ‘Artificial Coral Reefs,’ in Gregg Mitman, Marco Armiero and Robert Emmett (eds.) Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Wodak, Josh. ‘The Anthropocene as a Transformative Pedagogical Platform,’ in Marie Sierra and Kit Wise (eds.) Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency Through Contemporary Art, Berkeley: Common Ground Publishing, 2018.

Wodak, Josh. “Kiribati and Fiji” by Samuel Jaramillo and Katerina Teaiwa, co-edited by Josh Wodak, in Eating Anthropocene: Curd Rice, Bienenstich and a Pinch of Phosphorus – Around the World in Ten Dishes, 114-131, edited by Reinhold Leinfelder, Alexandra Hamann, Jens Kirstein and Marc Schleunitz. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2016.

Jan Zalasiewicz, Sverker Sörlin, Libby Robin and Jacques Grinewald, ‘Introduction: Buffon and the history of the Earth’ in Georges-Louis Le Clerc, le Compte de Buffon (translated Jan Zalasiewicz, Anne-Sophie Milon and Mateusz Zalasiewicz) The Epochs of Nature, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018, xiii—xxxiv.


Communication and outreach

Muir, Cameron. “Ode to the Bin Chicken”, Overland (16 February, 2018).

Muir, Cameron. “The Remixing of Peoples: Migration as Adaptation.” Griffith Review 57: Perils of Populism (2017): 93-115.

Muir, Cameron. “Friday Essay: The Photographer, the Island and Half a Million Lifejackets.” The Conversation (4 August, 2017).

Robin, Libby ‘Making the Planetary Personal’, Everyday Futures Gallery,

Robin, Libby ‘“The Environment” and its Evolution as an Integrative Tool’, Blog for The International Social Science Council (ISSC), under the auspices of the Futures Past collective, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany (online April 2017).


Background to the project:

2015 Robin, Libby and Cameron Muir, ‘Slamming the Anthropocene:  Performing Climate Change in Museums’ reCollections 10(1)