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Fri, 11 June


Ground Floor Auditorium

Research Roadshow on Biography and Memoir

Held in association with the ANU Network on the History and Legacies of Violence, this event will explore themes of biography and memoir.

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Research Roadshow on Biography and Memoir
Research Roadshow on Biography and Memoir

Time & Location

11 June 2021, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ground Floor Auditorium, Research School of Social Sciences Building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton ACT 2601, Australia

About the event


12:00 – 12:15

Welcome and Orientation

Catherine Waldby - Director, Research School of Social Sciences ANU, and Carolyn Strange, convener of the ANU cross-campus network on the History and Legacies of Violence.

12:15 – 1:30

Pathways to Memory

Malcolm Allbrook (National Centre of Biography)

Recovering histories of slavery

Adele Chynoweth (Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies)

Documenting a ‘Forgotten Australian’ survivor’s story in film

Ehsan Arabzadeh (College of Health and Medicine)

Mapping multiple forms of memory


1.45 – 2:45

The Arts of Memory

Desmond Manderson (College of Law)

Insider/Outsider Identity in the art of Gordon Bennett

Brenda L Croft (School of Art & Design)

Retrac(k)ing Country and (s)kin

2:45 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:30

Individual and Collective Biography

Iain McCalman (Humanities Research Centre)

Theodore Roosevelt — Father of "White African" Game Butchery

Karima Laachir (Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies)

Leftist memory of mobilisation: a view from Morocco

Christine Fernon (National Centre of Biography)

Indexing histories of sexual violence through the online Australian Dictionary of Biography

Yujie Zhu (Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies)

Memorialising the experiences of ‘comfort women’

4:30 – 5:00

Sonic Memory and Memorialisation

Kim Cunio (School of Music)

‘Doye’ (interpretation of the 1988 Burma democracy uprising and its violent military suppression)

5:00 – 5:15

Conclusion and thanks

5:30 – 6:00

Please feel free to join us for a reception at As You Like It Café, 15 Childers Street (cash bar)

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