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HRC Seminar Series

Semester 2, 2017


HRC Visiting Fellows, whilst at the Centre, participate in the Centre’s programs and meet regularly with other fellows to make a public presentation of their research.

Members of the University and the general public are welcome to attend seminars for free. They are followed by informal discussion and light refreshments, and we encourage all students to attend and for tutors to advise their students of this opportunity.

Each seminar is held in the Theatrette (unless otherwise indicated), on the 2nd floor (entry level) of the Sir Roland Wilson Building.

Date Presenter Topic
25 July Dr Nadia Atia
Queen Mary University of London
Australian Nursing Narratives in the Middle East (1914-1921)
1 August Dr Liang Luo
University of Kentucky
Strange New Women: The White Snake in Three Keys
8 August Prof Karen Redrobe
University of Pennsylvania
Temporal Strangers: Postcards from Tora Bora, Animation, and the Contemporary Art of War
15 August Assoc Prof Paul Magee
University of Canberra
The Strange Nationality of Contemporary Poets
22 August Dr Vanessa Agnew
Universitat Duisburg-Essen
Songs of Flight: Sonic Reenactments of Genocide on the Refugee Route
24 August Prof Kader Konuk
Universitat Duisburg-Essen
Scholars at Risk: Populism, Islamism, and the Current Flight of Academics to Europe
5 September Prof Rajiswari Sunder Rajan
New York University
Cast Out: Women and the Politics of Impiety


Mid-Semester Break
26 September Prof Gillian Whitlock
University of Queensland
Salvage: British Child Migrants in the Migration Museum
28 September Prof Robert Phiddian
Flinders University
Satire and the Public Emotions, or What Does Satire Actually Do?
3 October Prof Amy Smith
University of Reading
Encountering Strangers in Classical Athenian Art: The Case of the Pan Painter
10 October

Prof David De Roure
University of Oxford

The Imagination of Ada Lovelace: an Experimental Humanities Approach
17 October Prof May O. Lwin
Nanyang Technological University
Social Media, Civic Engagements and Public Health: Experiences from a Mobile Initiative in Asia
24 October Assoc Prof Duncan Sayer
University of Central Lancashire
Adventus Saxonum: Material Culture, DNA and Identity in the Migration Period

26 October

Seminar Room 2/3

Prof Peter Kitson
University of East Anglia
“Two millions of De Quinceys created in China”: Thomas De Quincey, the Opium and China Case, and Debate on the First Opium War 1840-42

31 October

Seminar Room 1

Prof Margaret Ferguson
University of California, Davis
Myths of Hymen

2 November


Dr Benjamin T. Jones
Australian National University
An Australian Republic and the Politics of Hope
7 November Dr Rachel Hurst
St Francis Xavier University
Unsettling Colonial/Modern Gender at the Point Barrow, Alaska Expedition of the First International Polar Year, 1882-1883
14 November Prof David Simpson
University of California, Davis
States of Terror: History, Literature, Theory
16 November Dr Susy Macqueen
School of Literature, Languages and Lingustics, ANU
Language Tests as Social Sorting Mechanisms for the Professional Workplace


Details of papers are updated as they are finalised by the presenters.

When further event details are made available, seminar titles will be linked to the relevant webpage.



Past Seminar Series


Updated: 10 November 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head, HRC / Page Contact:  HRC administration