Eminent historian and writer Tom Griffiths (The Art of Time Travel) talks about viewing Antarctica through a historian’s eyes. Griffiths draws on his experience as the historian on board a centennial voyage to Mawson’s Huts. He sees Antarctica as a wondrous, otherworldly place – a barometer of planetary health, climate archive, bold experiment in global government and fascinating microcosm of human society. Tom says nature looks different in Antarctica, and so does history.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Tom Griffiths (Australian)

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Tom Griffiths AO is a historian whose books and essays have won prizes in history, science, literature, politics and journalism including the Douglas Stewart Prize, the Eureka Science Book Prize and the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History. He is the author of Hunters and Collectors, Forests of Ash, and Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica. His new book is The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft.

Juanita Ruys (Australian)

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Juanita Feros Ruys is the director of the University of Sydney Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She is a senior research fellow in the Medieval and Early Modern Centre and the author of Demons in the Middle Ages.