Writing Workshop – 10 February 2016

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On Wednesday 10 February there will be a Writing Workshop consisting of two events. The workshop will be held at Macquarie University North Ryde campus. See below for further information.


  1. Article Writing Techniques: Thoughts and concrete tips for planning and writing journal articles

Facilitator: Assoc. Prof. Dolly Jørgensen (Luleå University of Technology) Time: 10am to 2:45pm

Location: Room 2.300 Active Learning Space, Building W2.4A

Please email Dolly to register for the workshop: [email protected]


The workshop is run as two sessions in one day. The first session from 10am-12noon then break for lunch then another session from 1pm to 2:45pm. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. This workshop is open not only to doctoral students but also to all other researchers. Even experienced writers and publishers might get something out of it! Note that this is not an environmental history, or even humanities, specific workshop.


For preparation, I ask the participants to:

  • bring a copy of the Aims & Scope and the most recent Table of Contents from a journal that he/she is thinking about sending an article to within the next year (preferably the one that matches #2 below)
  • bring a two-sentence statement of what the article you are writing or would like to write is about (the theme) and a one-sentence statement of your argument (the thesis).


  1. Publishing Panel: Book Proposals and Environmental History Journals

Organiser: Dr. James Beattie Time: 3pm to 4:15pm

Location: Senate Room, Room 310, Building C8A Participants:

Dr. Vinita Damoradan, Sussex University

Dr. James Beattie, University of Waikato


Please email James to register for the panel audience: [email protected]

The panel discusses preparation of book proposals for publication, and touches on article publishing options in the field of environmental history. Ample time will be given for participants to raise questions relating to publication, while James also welcomes questions emailed to him beforehand which can be addressed during the presentation.


Biographies of Participants:

James is on the Editorial Boards of Environment and History, Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, and edits, International Review of Environmental History, and is co-editor of the book series, Palgrave World Environmental History Book Series. He has published 6 edited and co-edited books, and his latest, co-edited with Ts’ui-jung Liu, is being published in March 2016: Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History (Palgrave, March 2016).


Vinita is a historian of modern India, interested in sustainable development dialogues in the global South. Her work ranges from the social and political history of Bihar to the environmental history of South Asia, including using historical records to understand climate change in the Indian Ocean World. Her publications include Nature and the  Orient, Essays on the Environmental History of South and South-East Asia(1998), Post Colonial India, History Politics and Culture (2000), British empire and the natural

world: environmental encounters in South Asia, (2010), East India Company and the Natural world (2014). She is also the author of several articles in established journals and is founding editor of the book series, Palgrave World Environmental History Book Series.




There is no registration fee for the symposium but the number of participants is limited to 60. This is an unfortunate necessity if we are to keep the group small enough to allow a sustained and in-depth conversation to develop over the three days.

In addition to the roughly 45 speakers another 10-15 people will attend the event and participate in discussions. All non-presenting participants must have registered at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/foreign-bodies-intimate-ecologies-transformations-in-environmental-history-tickets-17843313832

If for some reason you are unable to make it to the symposium, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone else on the waiting list.



If you will use power point (or similar) for your presentation, please bring this on a usb and upload it to the computer before your session begins. If you have any special or unusual technical requirements for your presentation please contact Emily O’Gorman ([email protected]).



Selected papers will be invited to contribute to a special volume of RCC Perspectives as well as an edited book collection. We will discuss these publication plans further at the closing session of the symposium.



Opening Keynote and Reception (5.45pm-8pm 10 February) – Sydney CBD History House

First Floor

133 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000 (See map below)


Symposium Sessions (11-13 February) – North Ryde
Zofrea room, Level 3
Campus Hub, Building C10
Macquarie University, North Ryde Campus

(This venue is circled in red on the university map)


Symposium Dinner (12 February) – Sydney CBD
Bodhi Restaurant/Bar (Catered with cash bar) Lower Mezzanine Level of Cook and Philip Park 2-4 College St Sydney 2000
Between St Mary’s Cathedral and the swimming pool



All catering is supplied (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea). There will be plenty of vegetarian food. Please let Emily O’Gorman know if you have any dietary requirements (vegan, GF, etc). Email: [email protected]



Near Macquarie University, North Ryde

Travelodge North Ryde

Macquarie School of Management Executive Accommodation


Sydney CBD

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Transport to and from Sydney Airport

Sydney Domestic and International airports are about 20 km from Macquarie University. Transport options from the airport include car, airport shuttle and train.



Taxi is a convenient way to travel from the airport, and there are taxi ranks outside the international and domestic terminals. Fares to the university may be $70-$100 (depending on traffic).


Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses also operate from Airport to Macquarie University. These must be booked in advance by contacting Hills Airport Shuttle: http://www.hillshuttle.com.au



There are train stations at the international and domestic airport terminals. A train service runs from the Airport to Central Station and takes about 10 minutes. Once at Central Station you should catch a Northern Line train to ‘Epping (via Macquarie University)’. This will take about another 30minutes.


Trains and Buses


Macquarie University is connected to train and bus networks. The nearest train stop is ‘Macquarie University Station’ (circled in blue on the campus map). Travelling by train from Sydney CBD to Macquarie University (Northern Line) takes approximately 30minutes.

Travelling by bus Sydney CBD to Macquarie University (various lines and stops) takes 30- 45mins depending on route and traffic. The train station and bus stops are approximately 10minutes walk from the main symposium venue (Zofrea room, Campus Hub).


For train and bus timetables see: http://www.transportnsw.info/


For information on ticketing see: http://www.transportnsw.info/en/tickets/index.page?



For parking options at Macquarie University, North Ryde see: http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/getting_to_macquarie/parking/


Venue Maps:


History House (opening keynote and reception)

History House


Bodhi Restaurant and Bar (symposium dinner)