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POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP | 'Experimental Histories’


Associate Prof Penny Edmonds, UTAS and Associate Prof Katrina Schlunke, USYD

Start Date

5th Oct 2016 1:30pm

End Date

5th Oct 2016 4:30pm


Hosted and Sponsored by
Creative Exchange Institute CxI and CAIA

In this workshop we will explore what is meant by an ‘experimental’ history and how the concept and surrounding ideas might be useful in the organisation of your thesis projects at both a conceptual and writerly level. HDR students will be asked to consider the ways in which a range of diverse approaches to the past including histories of the present, genealogies, new historicism, history from below, popular and public histories, new museology, new materialism, re-enactment, ‘artful’ histories, fictocriticism, and memory work have thrown up challenges to how we do research but have also provided an exciting new set of research tools. We will consider the particularities of the Australian context and offer a set of discussion points and writing exercises to explore this fascinating terrain.

Convenors: A/ Prof Katrina Schlunke and A/ Prof Penny Edmonds
Date: 5th October 1.30-4.30pm
RSVP: A/Prof Penny Edmonds at Essential as places are limited. HDR Students only please.
Venue: Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania
Cost: Free

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