New cultural environmental research centre opened at UOW...

On Monday 12th July, Federal Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts Minister Peter Garrett opened the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research - AUSCCER (pronounced OSCAR!) - at the University of Wollongong.

This new research school has been established to undertake in-depth cultural analysis of Australia's highest priority environmental issues; including threats from climate change, bushfire management, food production and water resource management but will also include study focused on better understanding cultural practices and Indigenous knowledge and management of the environment.

Cultural environmental research explores how humans interact with and understand their environment, and AUSCCER will draw on experts in fields of human and physical geography, environmental history, cultural studies and political ecology.

AUSCCER is being directed by Prof. Lesley Head (Laureate Fellow) and deputy director Prof. Chris Gibson (Future Fellow). 

For more information on AUSCCER visit



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