Libby Robin FAHA, is Emeritus Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.
She is an historian of science, an environmental museum curator, and a pioneering scholar in the interdisciplinary environmental humanities. She has worked in universities and museums in Sweden, Germany, UK and Denmark.
Her publications include histories of sustainability, environmental management and justice, climate science and ornithology, museology and Anthropocene studies. Her most recent book, The Environment: A History of the Idea, co-written with Paul Warde (Cambridge) and Sverker Sörlin (KTH, Stockholm), was first published in 2018 by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Her honours include New South Wales Premier’s Australian History Prize (2007) for How a Continent Created a Nation, Whitley Medal for Landmark Zoological Publication (Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales) (2009) for Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a Dry Country and Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Science Writing Prize 2003) for The Flight of the Emu. She was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 2013.