Dominic Redfern, Burr Daisy, 2014. Video still

I am Phytoplankton, 2018. Kassandra Bossell

Dominic Redfern, The Beach at Skara Brae, 2017 Video Inst.


Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia – New Zealand

ASLEC-ANZ is devoted to:

  • Fostering scholarly and creative work that explores the relationship between human culture, natural history and global ecologies;
  • Sharing information and ideas about how the arts and humanities are responding to global climate change and loss of biodiversity;
  • Encouraging discussion, publications and practices responding to environmental issues and natural history; and
  • Promoting the interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities.

Our membership comprises writers, artists, cinematographers, and musicians as well as academics working in and across several areas of the ecological humanities, including ecocritical literary and cultural studies, environmental art, environmental history and the history of science, anthropology, ecophilosophy and cultural geography.

ASLEC-ANZ is affiliated with a worldwide network of similar associations, of which the first was founded in the USA in 1992 (, followed by Korea (ASLE-Korea), the UK & Ireland (ASLE UKI), Japan (ASLE), Europe (EASCLE), India (OSLE and ASLE) and Canada (ALECC), with more in the process of formation elsewhere.

ASLEC-ANZ welcomes your participation in the more-than-human world, in these and other events and in our organisation.

Latest tweets

We are looking forward to receiving our abstracts @ANZ_EHN for the AHA Conference Green Stream. Close 31 May. #envhist

Danielle Celermajer will speak about writing on the #ClimateCatastrophe, ethics and politics in our next English Seminar. Zoom in on Wed, 31 Mar, at 3pm. ➡️ aslecanz photo

I’m making a new creek walk with Sujata and Shannon for the Armidale Climate and Health Project (website now live; this collaboration is with Armajun Aboriginal Health Service, @SLArmidale, @UniNewEngland and @WeatheringCows aslecanz photo

SEI is proud to support @Sydney_Arch's upcoming 'Architecture of Multispecies Cohabitation' exhibition on the possibilities for building worlds with the other-than-human in mind. The exhibitions kicks off on 22 April at Tin Sheds Gallery. More info at aslecanz photo

Join us

ASLEC-ANZ is a volunteer organisation that runs on the support of its members.

To become a member or renew your membership please, visit our Join Us page.

To keep up with the latest ASLEC-ANZ news please follow us on Twitter (@aslecanz) or join our Facebook group.

Australian Environmental Humanities Hub

Looking for another wonderful source of news about events in the Environmental Humanities? We recommend visiting our friends at the AEH Hub