DR Alessandro Antonello

DR Alessandro Antonello




  • Alessandro Antonello works in the fields of environmental history, international history and the history of science. His research investigates the history of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean since 1945, particularly the development of the contemporary international regime of environmental management and protection governing the region and its associated science and politics. His work has been published in Environmental History , the Australian Journal of Politics and History , The Polar Journal , Progress in Human Geography , and several edited collections. More broadly, he is interested in the conceptualisations, politics and diplomacy of global and international environments in the twentieth century.

    At the University of Melbourne he is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, working on a major project on the contemporary history of the Southern Ocean.

    Between 2014 and 2016, Antonello was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oregon, working with Mark Carey on his National Science Foundation CAREER Grant on the human histories of ice and glaciers. He received his PhD in 2014 from the School of History, Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. It was also at ANU that he received his undergraduate degree in history as well as a postgraduate degree in museum studies and curatorship.

    Please feel free to contact me for copies of any of my publications.



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Education and training

  • PhD, Australian National University 2014
  • GDipA, Australian National University 2009
  • PhB (Hons), Australian National University 2007


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