Associate Professor Linda Williams leads the AEGIS research network for arts and ecology, supervises research candidates, and teaches undergraduate art and cultural theory.
Linda Williams’s research is focused on the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities and studies in human-animal relations, particularly histories of the longue durée, and contemporary issues of climate change and mass species extinction.
Her research publications can be accessed online.
Linda has delivered 17 invited keynote Lectures, and 11 invited research papers at several universities and public venues across Australia, and also in England, Ireland, the United States, Japan, China and New Zealand.
Her work in social theory, historical sociology and European philosophy focuses on issues arising from materiality such as the ontological status of the the nonhuman world in human history, representations and theories of nature, processes of globalisation and the connections between cultural history and science. She also has a particular interest in 17th century studies.
She is an active member of numerous academic editorial boards, peer-reviews articles for many journals and is a regular examiner of doctorates (both thesis and project-based). She has led a major international ARC Linkage Project, and is also an international assessor for the ARC. She has also curated several major international exhibitions.
- BA (Hons), University of Melbourne
- MA, Monash University
- PhD, University of Melbourne
- Key Researcher in the HFE Mellon Pacific Observatory for the Environmental Humanities at the University of Sydney.
- Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
- President of ASLEC-ANZ – The Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment Australia and New Zealand – a regional body that is part of a global ASLE network.
- Membership of several editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals.
- ARC International Assessor.
- Jones, O.,Rigby, K.,Williams, L. (2020). Everyday Ecocide, Toxic Dwelling, and the Inability to Mourn A Response to Geographies of Extinction In: ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES, 12, 388 - 405
- Williams, L. (2019). Art and the Cultural Transmission of Globalization In: The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies, Oxford University Press, New York, United States
- Williams, L. (2019). Deep time and myriad ecosystems: Urban Imaginaries and unstable planetary aesthetics In: The Aesthetics of the Undersea, Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom
- Williams, L. (2017). Seventeenth-century concepts of the nonhuman world: a nascent romanticism? In: Green Letters, 21, 122 - 137
- Williams, L. (2017). Curated Exhibition: Ocean Imaginaries In: Ocean Imaginaries Melbourne, Australia
- Williams, L. (2017). Global Oceans and the Urban Imaginary In: Ocean Imaginaries Exhibition Catalogue Melbourne, Australia
- Hjorth, L.,Pink, S.,Sharp, K.,Williams, L. (2016). Screen Ecologies: Art, media, and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
- Williams, L. (2016). The anthropocene and the long seventeenth century: 1550-1750 In: A Cultural History of Climate Change, Routledge, London, United Kingdom
- Williams, L. (2015). Japanese Art After Fukushima - Return of Godzilla In: Japanese Art After Fukushima - return of Godzilla Melbourne, Australia
- Williams, L. (2014). Reconfiguring place: Art and the global imaginary In: The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, volume 1, Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom
18 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions9 PhD Current Supervisions
- Explore Everything, Keep the Best - John Evelyn and the 17th century garden as an emotional locus of early modern globalisation. Funded by: ARC Centre of Excellence via Other University 2015 from (2016 to 2016)
- A green thought in a green shade: the role of feeling in the works of John Evelyn. Administered by University of Western Australia. Funded by: ARC Centre of Excellence via Other University 2015 from (2015 to 2016)
- Spatial dialogues: public art and climate change. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grant 2010 Round 2 from (2010 to 2013)