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.

Ngā Tohu o te Huarere: Conversations Beyond Human Scales

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

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Excited and honoured that 'Wetlands in a Dry Land' is a 2022 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner in Ecology & Environment! Humbled by the full list of winners - such incredible authors and books. @UWAPress @geoplanMQ @envhummq @ANZ_EHN #envhist #envhum 🥳 aslecanz photo
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(ILK) and Aesthetics - what types of knowledge are missing from our aesthetic responses to nature? @J_EnvValues @whitehorsepress

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