Patrick Nunn

Patrick Nunn is Professor of Geography at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. His latest book is The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World (Bloomsbury Sigma).

Patrick Nunn is Professor of Geography at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. His latest book is The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World (Bloomsbury Sigma).

  • Responses to ocean rise: the ancestors’ tales

    Climate change challenged communities millennia ago.

    “Ua mai, the water is rising”, the elderly Fijian man tells me.  We are sitting side by side on an upturned boat unde...

    June 4, 2019
  • Eye-witnesses call from millennia past

    Stories preserve memories of geologic catastrophes.

    Instinctively you might think that if we - humanity that is - could not read or write, then we would have difficulty ...

    August 28, 2018

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