Sally Babidge

Social Science

Title: “Seeing Water”: Slow Resistance, Industrial Groundwater Extraction and the Problem of Ethnographic Witness 

Respondent: Anna Johnston

Brief abstract: This paper reflects on ten years of ethnographic work investigating local concerns about mining industry produced ecological and social change in hyper-arid territories. I discuss the capacities of ‘accumulated ethnographic witnessing’ for analysing unspectacular ecological threats and discerning the dynamics of Likanantay (Indigenous) peoples’ ‘slow resistance’.

About IASH Public Seminar Series

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Public Seminar Program Semester 1, 2021

Disciplines in Conversation

Health and safety requirements permitting, the seminars will be held on:

Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00–5:30pm
Location: Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower (Seminar Room), UQ, St Lucia QLD 4072.


Forgan Smith Tower, Level 4, UQ, St Lucia
Seminar Room