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Oceanic Cultures & Connections | Public Reading, Guest Lecture and Research Workshop


A public reading by IMAS Writer in Residence Suzi Claflin, a guest lecture by Ruth Brennan, followed by an OCC Research Workshop.

Start Date

27th Nov 2017 12:00pm

End Date

27th Nov 2017 2:00pm


IMAS Aurora Lecture Theatre, 20 Castray Esp, Battery Point, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Please RSVP to by Monday 20th Nov.

Banner Image Credit: Annalise Rees, Oceans of the Unknown

Oceanic Cultures and Connections

Ruth Brennan

Guest Lecture

Dr Ruth Brennan

Research Fellow Centre for Environmental Humanities School of Histories and Humanities Trinity College, Dublin.


Positioned at the interface of science, policy and the arts, Dr Ruth Brennan’s work as a marine social ecologist is highly interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary. Dr Brennan uses innovative visual, participatory and qualitative methodologies to explore how the articulation of culturally-embedded relationships between people and place can facilitate engagement with the related policy environment.

Dr Brennan’s research offers insights into different ways in which marine spaces are conceptualised by users, managers and human-environment interactions, how this relates to marine resource governance and, in particular, what it means for community engagement.

IMAS Writer in Residence

Public Reading

Suzi Claflin


IMAS Writer in Residence, Suzi Claflin will be giving a public reading of "Weekly Returns", inspired by the work of IMAS Phd student Lyn Irvine.

Lyn’s research into fat content in Humpback whales using historical whaling records has inspired Suzi to write this short reportage during her residency at IMAS over October & November 2017.

Oceanic Cultures and Connections Research Workshop


End of year workshop. All welcome.

Oceanic Cultures and Connections is a research Strategic Theme Area of the College of Arts, Law and Education.

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