Our research explores and creates new understandings of the histories and cultures of human communities making their homes and lives in the world.
We work across expansive time scales, from the deep past into project futures, to understand how humanity has used and transformed landscapes and environments, both sustainably and unsustainably. We also work across many, inter-locking, spatial scales, from Adelaide and South Australia, to Australia, to South-East Asia and the Indian and Pacific Ocean regions, to the globe. We explore how people have made diverse cultures and societies over time. We analyse how humanity and communities have responded to changes, both sudden and slow. We tell rich stories about the past and interrogate the concepts and frameworks that might guide our future.