Emeritus Professor Linda Williams leads the AEGIS research network for the arts and ecology, and is a member of the working group for RMIT’s Climate Change Research Network.
Professor Williams is a cultural historian with a focus on the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities and studies in human-animal relations, particularly histories of the longue durée and their relation to current issues of climate change and mass species extinction. She has a particular research interest in philosophies of nature and how they intersect with cultural, scientific and environmental history, along with a sustained interest in 17th century studies.
She has given many invited keynotes and research papers at several universities and public venues in Australia, England, the US, Ireland, Germany, Japan, China and New Zealand, and led an ARC Linkage Project in Melbourne, Tokyo and Shanghai. She has curated several major international exhibitions, is active in peer-review for the ARC and several academic journals, and is a regular examiner of doctoral research at other universities.
Her publications can be accessed at:
Category 1 Research funding:
- 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)
- Ocean Ecologies and Imaginaries University of California Humanities Research Institute, UCLA at Irvine, Los Angeles, 2016.
- BA (Hons) The University of Melbourne
- MA (Research) Monash University
- PhD The University of Melbourne
- Research Affiliate, Pacific Observatory for the Environmental Humanities
- Global Associate, Circles of Sustainability, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.
- Associate of NZCHAS -New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury.
- Southern Ocean United Nations Decade -Working Group 7: Inspiring And Engaging Ocean Where Society Understands And Values The Ocean In Relation To Human
- Wellbeing And Sustainable Development
- Membership and peer-review of several editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals.
- ARC Peer reviewer.
- (2016) Invited Fellowship: Ocean Ecologies and Imaginaries University of California Humanities Research Institute, UCLA at Irvine, Los Angeles.
- (2015 and 2016) Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
- (2015 and 2016) President of ASLEC-ANZ – The Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment Australia and New Zealand
22 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions