|Early Bird registration fees (extended to 6
Feb. 2015 due to problems with registration)|
|Student & Unwaged||$90|
|Waged, Single Day||$80|
|Student & Unwaged, Single Day||$40|
National Library of Australia
4-6 February 2015
The focus of this conference is the materiality of knowledge produced during personal encounters with people and places. Such knowledge is registered in charts, maps, journals, letters, reports, sketchbooks, photographs, film, plaster busts, artefacts, other objects (including bodily remains), and their legends, cartouches, labels, marginalia, captions, annotations, scripts, etc. The primary scope is Oceania (Australia, New Guinea, Aotearoa-New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and Island Southeast Asia).
The conference themes include
- how knowledge generated on the ground or in the field attaches to and is expressed through material forms of inscription;
- the relationships between these materials and their generation or acquisition in situ, their emotional trappings, their archiving, conservation, distribution, or dispersal;
- how such materials mediate between spatial or interpersonal encounters and later publications or between local, regional, and global perspectives;
- the power of place, spatial orientation (cardinality), and time as material elements in encounters; the significance of these issues for creative, critical, transdisciplinary scholarship.
An exhibition of relevant items from the National Library's collections will be mounted in conjunction with the conference.
The keynote speakers are: Felix Driver, Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London; and Ricardo Roque, research fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.
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View conference abstracts (pdf, 57KB)
The conference is funded by the Australian Research Council and the Research School of Asia and the Pacific (ANU), with generous support from the National Library of Australia.