Silent spring by Rachel Carson – a discussion in the library 2nd September 2015

An opportunity to discuss some of our most influential books with Humanities and Creative Arts scholars from UNE.

When: 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Where: Armidale Dumaresq Council War Memorial Library, 122 Faulkner Street Armidale


Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, Jennifer Clark and Robyn Bartel

Credited with inspiring the modern-day environmental movement Silent Spring (1962), by Rachel Carson, challenged readers to acknowledge the effects of human behaviour on the Earth.  As our environment continues to be impacted by human activities it is timely to reflect on the legacy of this great book, and the lessons it still holds for us.

Presented by historian of the 1960s, Professor Jennifer Clark, and legal geographer, Dr Robyn Bartel, who is a leading authority on environmental law and the interactions between humans and landscape, and co-founder of AELERT, the Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators Network.

Photo credits: Chauncey Davis; seyed mostafa zamani